Pop Quiz: 10 hot storage terms

We know you're familiar with the terms SAN, NAS and RAID, but what do you know about MAID and RAIN? Take our quick quiz and see if you're in the loop when it comes to hot storage terms.

We know you're familiar with the terms SAN, NAS and RAID, but what do you know about MAID and RAIN? Take our quick quiz and see if you're in the loop when it comes to hot storage terms.

1. This is a storage technology that makes it possible to access a remote data center as though it were local.
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2. This is a standard developed by the Storage Network Industry Association that is intended to facilitate the management of storage devices from multiple vendors in SANs.
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3. This technology makes data retrieval straightforward by storing it in such a way that an object cannot be duplicated or modified once it has been stored.
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4. This concept grew out of RAID technology. It incorporates striping (partitioning of storage space) across multiple nodes in a network, whereas RAID stripes the data among a set of hard drives in a single system.
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5. This is a set of industry standards that an enterprise can use to manage its information operations in the distributed computing environment. An important part of this technology is the CIM.
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6. This is a storage system in which all the data in an enterprise is backed up whenever any change is made.
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7. This storage technology employs a large group of disk drives in which only those drives in active use are spinning at any given time.
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8. This is a general term for magnetic disk storage devices that has historically been used in the mainframe and minicomputer (midrange computer) environments.
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9. This is an archival storage technology that makes it possible to save data as if it were being stored on tape although it may actually be stored on hard disk or on another storage medium.
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10. This is the assignment of different categories of data to different types of storage media in order to reduce total storage cost.
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This was first published in March 2006

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