S - Definitions

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    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 class memory (SCM)

    Storage class memory (SCM) is a type of NAND flash that includes a power source to ensure that data won't be lost due to a system crash or power failure.

  • storage consolidation

    Storage consolidation, also called storage convergence is a method of centralizing data storage among multiple servers.

  • storage distance extension

    Storage distance extension refers to any of several different technologies that allow data communication in Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs) over long spans of fiber optic cable.

  • storage encryption

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

  • storage filer

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

  • storage hypervisor

    Storage hypervisors make more efficient use of storage resources in a virtual environment.

  • 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 Networking Industry Association

    The Storage Networking Industry Association, also known as SNIA, is a nonprofit trade group that promotes standards and technologies for the storage industry and offers education services, technical work groups and certifications for IT professionals.

  • 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 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).

  • storage resource management (SRM)

    An important goal of storage resource management is to make it easier for storage administrators to reclaim unused storage

  • 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 service provider (SSP)

    Also see two related terms, application service provider and management service provider.

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