Primary storage capacity optimization

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  • volume manager

    A volume manager is software within an operating system (OS) that controls capacity allocation on arrays. 

  • 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... 

  • erasure coding

    Erasure coding (EC) is a method of data protection in which data is broken into fragments, expanded and encoded with redundant data pieces, and stored across a set of different locations, such as disks, storage nodes or geographic locations. 

  • data reduction in primary storage (DRIPS)

    Data reduction in primary storage (DRIPS) is the application of capacity optimization techniques like deduplication and compression, which are more typically used for backup, to a computer's primary storage. 

  • Fast Guide to RAM

    Cheat sheet quick look-up for different types of RAM. 

  • automated storage tiering (AST)

    Automated storage tiering (AST) is a storage software management feature that dynamically moves information between different disk types and RAID levels to meet space, performance and cost requirements.