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DEFINITION: In computers, a storage medium is any technology (including devices and materials) used to place, keep, and retrieve data. A medium is an element used in communicating a message; on a storage medium, the "messages" - in the form of data - are suspended for use when needed. The plural form of this term is storage media. Although the term storage includes both primary storage (memory), a storage medium  … 
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TechTalk Video: Analyst Jon Toigo discusses tape media today
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WEBCAST: In this exclusive video, expert Jon Toigo analyzes tape's changing role in the data center and discusses the likely future of this technology. Watch this video now to learn various options and best practices for tape encryption, and discover steps you can take to optimize the performance of this media.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Premiered: Jan 23, 2013

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TechTalk Podcast: Analyst Jon Toigo discusses tape media today
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PODCAST: In this exclusive podcast, expert Jon Toigo provides a glimpse into the tape landscape, analyzing its changing role in the data center and what's in store for the future. Hear about options and best practices for tape encryption as well as steps you can take to optimize the performance of this media.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Premiered: Jan 24, 2013

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Podcast: Why Not “Active - Archiving”
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PODCAST: After a few years of declining usage, tape technology is making a comeback - this time, in the archiving space. In this 7-minute podcast, tape guru Jon Toigo explains why.
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 | Premiered: Nov 19, 2012

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Why Not “Active – Archiving”
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WEBCAST: After a few years of declining usage, tape technology is making a comeback with archiving. In this video, Jon Toigo explains the reasons why.
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 | Premiered: Nov 19, 2012

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Podcast: Best practices for reusing data backup tapes
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PODCAST: Listen to this podcast with W. Curtis Preston to find out what vendors really mean when they quote a tape age, learn about how to decide when a tape is ready to be discarded and get the scoop on what jargon really translates to in practical terms.
Posted: 16 Aug 2012 | Premiered: Aug 10, 2012

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Data protection FAQ
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PODCAST: Watch this expert Podcast to discover how you can confidently manage the explosive data growth and avoid the pitfalls of single server-based backup.
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 | Premiered: Aug 12, 2008

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STORAGE MEDIA DEFINITION (continued): … In computers, a storage medium is any technology (including devices and materials) used to place, keep, and retrieve data. A medium is an element used in communicating a message; on a storage medium, the "messages" - in the form of data - are suspended for use when needed. The plural form of this term is storage media. Although the term storage includes both primary storage (memory), a storage medium usually means a place to hold secondary storage such as that on a hard disk or tape. Storage media can be arranged for access in many ways. Some well-known arrangements include:A redundant array of independent disks (RAID)Network-attached storageA storage area network
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