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  • bad block

    A bad block is a damaged area of magnetic storage media (i.e., hard disk) that cannot reliably be used to store and retrieve data. 

  • information governance

    Information governance is a holistic approach to managing corporate information by implementing processes, roles, controls and metrics that treat information as a valuable business asset. 

  • Ceph

    Ceph is an open source software designed to provide highly scalable object-, block- and file-based storage under a unified system. Ceph storage clusters are designed to run on commodity hardware, using an algorithm called CRUSH (Controlled Replicatio... 

  • file storage

    File storage, also called file-level storage, or file-based storage is a type of storage that stores data in a hierarchical structure. 

  • data destruction

    Data destruction is the process of destroying data stored on tapes, hard disks and other forms of electronic media so that it is completely unreadable and cannot be accessed or used for unauthorized purposes. 

  • dark storage

    Dark storage is allocated but unused storage capacity. Although configured and mapped to servers, dark storage is not presented as file systems or volumes to users and applications. 

  • ODCA (Open Data Center Alliance)

    The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) is an independent information technology (IT) consortium whose goal is to develop a unified vision of cloud requirements. 

  • Windows Storage Spaces

    Windows Storage Spaces is a feature in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 that is used to virtualize and provision storage. 

  • storage hypervisor

    A storage hypervisor, also called software-defined storage, is a marketing term for software that allows storage to be controlled centrally in a storage pool regardless of what hardware the storage is located on.  

  • capacity sprawl

    Capacity sprawl, in a storage context, is a situation in which multiple, under-utilized or badly managed storage media occupy more overall space than can be justified by actual need.