• LUN management

    LUN management is the process of assigning, provisioning and overseeing logical unit numbers (LUNs) across a storage environment.

  • spindle

    A spindle is a shaft that holds rotating hard disk drive (HDD) platters in place. The term is also often used to refer to a single HDD.

  • bit rot

    Bit rot is the slow deterioration in the performance and integrity of data stored on storage media. It is also known by the names bit decay, data rot, data decay and silent corruption.

  • Ethernet keeps nipping at its heels, but FC still leads

    Some have predicted the demise of Fibre Channel for years, but no networking tech has risen above it for mission-critical apps.

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  • LUN management

    LUN management is the process of assigning, provisioning and overseeing logical unit numbers (LUNs) across a storage environment. 

  • spindle

    A spindle is a shaft that holds rotating hard disk drive (HDD) platters in place. The term is also often used to refer to a single HDD. 

  • bit rot

    Bit rot is the slow deterioration in the performance and integrity of data stored on storage media. It is also known by the names bit decay, data rot, data decay and silent corruption. 

  • FC technology use still leads despite Ethernet nipping at its heels

    Some have predicted the demise of Fibre Channel for years, but no networking tech has risen above it for mission-critical apps. 

  • SATA controller

    A SATA controller handles how hard drives are connected to a computer's motherboard. 

  • Facebook storage: Reviews vary for Blu-ray cold storage, M.2 SSD plans

    Facebook's plans to use Blu-ray discs for cold storage, 'netbook-class' M.2 SSD for booting Web servers draw mixed reviews from analysts, IT pros. 

  • Is a helium drive just a lot of hot air?

    Filling drives with helium doesn't advance the art of hard disk design, it just makes it possible to stuff more old tech into a new package. 

  • helium hard drive

    A helium drive is a hard disk that exploits the characteristic lightness of that gas to increase the medium’s potential speed and storage density. Potential speed and density are increased because helium, which is less dense than air, creates less d... 

  • hot plug

    Hot plug is the addition of a component to a running computer system without significant interruption to the operation of the system. 

  • Enterprise storage systems: 2013 Products of the Year finalists

    Learn more about the 12 finalists in the 2013 Products of the Year enterprise storage systems category.