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  • garbage collection

    Garbage collection is the systematic recovery of pooled computer storage that is being used by a program when that program no longer needs the storage. (Continued...) 

  • 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. 

  • grid storage

    Grid storage is a general term for any approach to storing data that employs multiple self-contained storage nodes interconnected so that any node can communicate with any other node without the data having to pass through a centralized switch. (Cont... 

  • restore

    In data management, restore is a process that involves copying backup files from secondary storage to hard disk. (Continued...) 

  • storage replication service

    A storage replication service is a managed service in which stored or archived data is duplicated in real time over a storage area network (SAN). 

  • DAT USB drive

    A DAT USB drive is a tape drive with digital audio tape (DAT) that can be plugged into a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection as a simple and relatively low-cost way to back up data routinely, especially on servers. DAT USB technology is expected to... 

  • 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. 

  • information life cycle management (ILM)

    Information life cycle management (ILM) is a comprehensive approach to managing the flow of an information system's data and associated metadata from creation and initial storage to the time when it becomes obsolete and is deleted. 

  • storage encryption

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

  • Content Protection for Removable Media (CPRM)

    Content Protection for Removable Media (CPRM) is a hardware-based technology designed to enforce copy protection restrictions through built-in mechanisms in storage media that would prevent unauthorized file copying.