Data storage management Definitions

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  • S

    Standard MIDI File (SMF)

    The SMF (Standard MIDI File) was developed to allow musicians and audio file developers to transfer their sequenced MIDI data from one software application to another.

  • storage capacity planning

    The goal of storage capacity planning is to predict how much storage an organization will require so that just enough disk space can be purchased to meet the needs of users and applications.

  • storage filer

    A storage filer is a file server designed and programmed for high-volume data storage, backup, and archiving.

  • storage medium (storage media)

    In computers, a storage medium is any technology -- including devices and materials -- used to place, keep and retrieve electronic data.

  • storage node

    A storage node is typically a physical server with one or more hard-disk drives (HDDs) or solid-state drives (SDDs).

  • storage provisioning

    Storage provisioning is the process of assigning storage, usually in the form of server disk drive space, in order to optimize the performance of a storage area network (SAN)...(Continued)

  • 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.

  • synchronous mirroring

    Synchronous mirroring is a type of data protection in which data is written to both a remote and local disk simultaneously.

  • V

    Virtual File Allocation Table (VFAT)

    Virtual File Allocation Table (VFAT) is the part of the Windows 95 and later operating system that handles long file names, which otherwise could not be handled by the original file allocation table file allocation table (FAT) programming.

  • VRAM (video RAM)

    VRAM (video RAM) is a reference to any type of random access memory (RAM) used to store image data for a computer display.

  • W

    WORM (write once, read many)

    In computer storage media, WORM (write once, read many) is a data storage technology that allows information to be written to a disc a single time and prevents the drive from erasing the data.

  • WRAM (Window RAM)

    Window RAM (WRAM), unrelated to Microsoft Windows, is very high-performance video RAM that is dual-ported and has about 25% more bandwidth than VRAM but costs less.

  • X

    XAM (eXtensible Access Method)

    XAM (eXtensible Access Method) is a standard that makes it easier to manage fixed content by freeing data from dependencies on location, applications and storage devices.

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