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Dark storage

Dark storage

This article can also be found in the Premium Editorial Download: Storage magazine: Is it time for SAN/NAS convergence?
Dark storage:
Storage that isn't populated by data, be it allocated or unallocated. Coined by storage management startup, MonoSphere, Redwood City, CA, the term is clearly an allusion to the telecommunication world's dark fiber--fiber optic cabling that doesn't have any data traveling over it.
This was last published in September 2003

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