• 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.

  • The yin and yang of storage

    I feel like that little girl in "The Exorcist" whose head spins around; it's hard to keep an eye on where storage is headed these days.

  • Using virtual storage, SRM to up data storage efficiency

    The most efficient use of capacity stems from proactive, granular monitoring and strategies that increase allocation flexibility.

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