Software-defined storage

Software-defined storage is part of a larger software-defined data center trend. Software-defined architecture places an emphasis on services rather than the hardware. Software-defined storage can be used to virtualize x86 servers or other storage hardware, or manage multiple storage systems. It is a key piece of hyper-converged and other server-based storage architectures.

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  • secondary storage

    Secondary storage is persistent storage for noncritical data that doesn't need to be accessed as frequently as data in primary storage or that doesn't have the same performance or availability requirements. Continue Reading

  • optical storage

    Optical storage is any storage type in which data is written and read with a laser. Continue Reading

  • bare-metal restore

    A bare-metal restore (also referred to as bare-metal recovery or bare-metal backup) is a data recovery and restoration process where a computer is restored to a new machine, typically after a catastrophic failure. Continue Reading

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