• LUN management

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  • 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.

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    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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