Enterprise storage, planning and management

Email Alerts

Register now to receive SearchStorage.com-related news, tips and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
  • active archive

    An active archive is a collection of data that is too valuable for a company to discard, but only needs to be accessed occasionally. 

  • cold storage

    Cold storage is the retention of inactive data that an organization rarely, if ever, expects to access. 

  • global namespace

    Global namespace is a feature that provides a consolidated view into multiple Network File Systems (NFS), Common Internet File Systems (CIFS), network-attached storage (NAS) systems or file servers that are in different physical locations. 

  • Single namespace

    A single namespace is one presentation of file system data. 

  • open source cloud storage

    Open source cloud storage is a cloud storage architecture that uses freely available source code to build and manage a private cloud storage platform. 

  • cloud computing maturity model (CCMM)

    A Cloud Computing Maturity Model (CCMM) is a model that defines and analyzes the progress of an organization’s ability to deliver cloud services in key areas such as capabilities, domains, maturity and adoption. 

  • 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. 

  • legacy storage

    Legacy storage is traditional storage hardware that is older and sometimes no longer sold by its vendor. 

  • production data

    Production data is data that is persistently stored and essential to completing day-to-day business tasks and processes.