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Block Storage

Block storage, also called block-level storage, is a type of IT storage typically used in storage area network (SAN) environments. Data is stored in volumes, also referred to as blocks. […]

File Storage

File storage, also called file-level or file-based storage, is a type of IT storage for storing data in a hierarchical structure. Data is saved in files inside folders, nested within […]

Object Storage

Object storage, also called object-based storage, is a type of IT storage for unstructured, non-hierarchical data (such as email messages, documents, videos, graphics, audio files and web pages) known as […]

Storage Area Network

A storage area network (SAN) is a dedicated high-speed computer network that connects storage devices with servers. SANs can deliver shared pools of storage to multiple servers, on or off […]

Storage Solutions

Storage solutions are ways to save or archive computer data in electromagnetic, optical, digital or other formats. Data may be stored on premises, on external drives, on remote devices, on […]

Cloud Storage

Cloud storage is a storage-as-a-service model that remotely stores, manages, backs up and shares data over the Internet. Digital data is stored in logical pools, while the physical storage may […]

Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Network-attached storage (NAS) is a type of dedicated file storage device that provides local area network (LAN) nodes with file-based shared storage through a standard Ethernet connection. NAS devices, which […]

Storage Hypervisor

A storage hypervisor is a supervisory program that manages multiple pools of consolidated storage as virtual resources. It treats all the storage hardware it manages as generic, even dissimilar and […]

Ceph Storage

Ceph storage is a software-defined storage solution that distributes data across clusters of storage resources. It is a fault-tolerant and scale-out storage system, where multiple Ceph storage nodes (servers) cooperate […]


Ceph is a software defined storage (SDS) platform that unifies the storage of block, object and file data into a distributed computer cluster. It is a component of the OpenStack […]

Disk-to-Disk Storage (d2d)

Disk-to-disk (or D2D) refers to the disk-to-disk method of backup storage. With D2D, a computer hard disk is backed up to another hard disk rather than to a tape. Disk-to-disk systems […]

Storage Resource Management (SRM)

Storage resource management (SRM) is the software used to manage storage networks and devices in order to optimize the efficiency and capacity of storage hardware. SRM usually allocates storage capacity […]

Storage Management

Storage management refers to the software and processes that improve the performance of data storage resources. It may include network virtualization, replication, mirroring, security, compression, deduplication, traffic analysis, process automation, […]

Backup Storage

Backup storage keeps copies of data actively in use, providing redundancy in case of hardware failure or data loss. Unlike long-term, archive or cold storage, backup storage must enable the […]

Enterprise Storage

Enterprise storage is a centralized repository for business-critical information that provides data sharing, data management and data protection across multiple (and often dissimilar) computer systems. Whether cloud-based, on premises, or as […]

Software-Defined Storage

Software-defined storage (SDS) is a computer platform that creates a virtualized network of storage resources by separating the management software from its underlying storage hardware. SDS resources may be spread […]