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  • The past, present and future of RAID data protection

    Seemingly everyone working in IT knows the power of RAID, and setting various RAID levels continues to be a solid foundation of a data protection strategy. But RAID efficiency is being put to the test by rapidly expanding data stores, and the storage... 

  • Best practices for cloud backup integration

    In the cover story of the April 2012 issue of Storage magazine, Lauren Whitehouse outlines best practices for cloud backup integration and the various methods for doing so. Also included in this issue are articles regarding virtual server management,... 

  • Better data protection strategies with CDP and deduplication

    Continuous data protection (CDP) and data deduplication are chief among the technologies that data storage managers are investigating when it comes to improved data backup and storage efficiency. In this expert e-book, learn how CDP and deduplication... 

  • CDP 2.0: Finding success with the latest continuous data protection tools

    Continuous data protection received a cool reception at first, but storage managers have found success with second-generation CDP products. Also, learn how storage managers cope with tighter budgets, and get information on storage for high-performanc... 

  • Betting on an enterprise-level virtual tape library (VTL)

    Michael Grillo at Foxwoods Resort Casino cashed in on an enterprise-class VTL to safeguard data. Also, learn how SaaS offers an alternative to buying storage. 

  • disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)

    Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third-party to provide failover in the event of a man-made or natural catastrophe. 

  • 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. 

  • data protection

    Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption and/or loss. 

  • hot spare

    A hot spare, also called a hot standby, is a backup component that can be placed into service immediately when a primary component fails.  

  • write through

    Write through is a storage method in which data is written into the cache and the corresponding main memory location at the same time. The cached data allows for fast retrieval on demand, while the same data in main memory ensures that nothing will g... 

  • remote backup appliance

    A remote backup appliance is a hardware device that ships with a backup software application pre-loaded.  The appliance is used to back up corporate data that is located outside the corporate data center.  

  • Storage as a Service (SaaS)

    Storage as a Service (SaaS) is a business model in which third-party providers rent space on their storage to end users that lack the capital budget and/or technical personnel to implement and maintain their own storage infrastructure. 

  • hard drive shredder

    A hard drive shredder is a mechanical device that physically destroys old hard drives in such a way that the data they contain cannot be recovered. 

  • storage security

    Storage security is the group of parameters and settings that make storage resources available to authorized users and trusted networks - and unavailable to other entities. 

  • storage encryption

    Storage encryption is the use of encryption/decryption of backed-up and archived data, both in transit and on storage media. 

About Secure data storage

Data must be stored securely, and you'll find news about storage security and storage encryption on this topic page.