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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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LTFS Hits the Mark in Media & Entertainment: An In-Depth Introduction to LTFS for Digital Media
sponsored by The LTO Program
WHITE PAPER: Check out this comprehensive report to learn about the role of LTFS in digital media in 2013.
Posted: 11 Mar 2013 | Published: 07 Mar 2013

The LTO Program

GET THE FACTS: LTO Tape Reliability Saves
sponsored by The LTO Program
WHITE PAPER: Access this one-page data sheet to get the facts on the savings you could realize with LTO tape.
Posted: 07 Mar 2013 | Published: 07 Mar 2013

The LTO Program

In Search of the Long-Term Archiving Solution — Tape Delivers Significant TCO Advantage over Disk
sponsored by The LTO Program
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore the results of a TCO (total cost of ownership) study of tape vs. disk as the primary storage media for archiving. Read on to explore which medium has a significant TCO advantage over the other.
Posted: 01 Mar 2013 | Published: 23 Dec 2010

The LTO Program

Examining IBM Innovation at Both Ends of the Storage Spectrum- Part 1: Tape
sponsored by The 451 Group
WHITE PAPER: Find proof that tape isn't dead by checking out this research conducted by The 451 Group, a leading global analyst and data company. This October, 2012 white paper contains the findings of The 451 Group's recent visit to IBM's research facility in Zurich and presents 451 Research's opinion of IBM's innovations and activities in the tape space.
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 | Published: 08 Oct 2012

The 451 Group

Enterprise-Ready Scale-Out with Data ONTAP 8 Cluster-Mode
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This paper introduces an emerging unified scale-out solution purpose-built to provide an adaptable, always-on storage infrastructure for virtualized environments. Read on to learn what this approach to scale-out could mean for your company and its data.
Posted: 06 Sep 2012 | Published: 06 Sep 2012

NetApp

Benefits of Solid-State Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, explore how solid-state storage (SSS) can help narrow the gap between server and storage performance. View now to explore the different types of SSS and the benefits of each.
Posted: 20 Jul 2012 | Published: 08 Mar 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Article: How end-to-end services can transform Oracle environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The creation of the Dell Services Oracle Practice builds on the long and successful relationship between Dell and Oracle - a collaboration that can offer significant benefits to organizations running Oracle software on Dell hardware. Read this article for more.
Posted: 27 Apr 2011 | Published: 27 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

Driving Growth and Delivering Value through the Channel
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: In support of the launch of the new SMB focused VNXe unified storage systems, EMC recently announced sweeping enhancements and additions to its award winning Velocity Solutions Provider Program. Access the IDC report now to further details.
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

EMC

HP StoreOnce Deduplication Software: Technology Fueling the Next Phase of Storage Optimization
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines trends and customer requirements in storage regarding data deduplication and details how HP is best positioned to deliver highly efficient deduplication solutions based on its StoreOnce deduplication technology.
Posted: 09 Nov 2010 | Published: 09 Nov 2010

HP and Intel

Oracle's StorageTek LT0-5 Tape Drive: Industry Leading Scalability
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss the advantages and industry-leading capacity of the StorageTek LTO-5 tape drive and how implementing StorageTek LTO-5 into StorageTek tape libraries will result in a significant boost in capacity that will help customers stay on top of their data growth needs.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2010

Oracle Corporation

ESG Analyst Report: “Changing the Way You Purchase Storage”
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This ESG white paper discusses the key criteria you need to consider before making your next IT investment and why it’s time to modernize your approach to storage.
Posted: 03 Sep 2010 | Published: 25 Aug 2010

NetApp

Increase Application Performance with Solid State Disks
sponsored by Texas Memory Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Application performance can be dramatically increased using a solid state disk. This Texas Memory Systems’ paper introduces solid state disks and includes a comparison of methods for increased application performance.
Posted: 27 May 2010 | Published: 16 Mar 2010

Texas Memory Systems, Inc.

LTO Tape Technology Continues to Evolve with LTO-5
sponsored by Overland Storage
WHITE PAPER: Read this FAQ featuring W. Curtis Preston, which outlines how Linear Tape-Open (LTO) tape differs from other tape media, the various generations of LTO and the pros and cons of this backup technology. Also learn about the newest model, LTO-5, being released this year.
Posted: 17 May 2010 | Published: 14 May 2010

Overland Storage

Avere: Delivering on the Promise of Tiered Storage?
sponsored by Avere Systems
WHITE PAPER: Avere’s new FXT Series help users finally realize the promise of a seamless, perpetually optimized file storage environment by moving data to an appropriately priced storage via an automated process. Find out more by reading this white paper.
Posted: 04 May 2010 | Published: 04 May 2010

Avere Systems

5 Ways To Secure Removable Media: Which Is Best For Your Enterprise?
sponsored by WinMagic
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews the steps some organizations are taking to draft, implement, and enforce risk mitigation policies for removable media, and how technologies available today, and appearing on the horizon, are helping.
Posted: 14 Apr 2010 | Published: 14 Mar 2010

WinMagic

Increase Application Performance with Solid State Disks
sponsored by Texas Memory Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Application performance can be dramatically increased using a solid state disk. This Texas Memory Systems’ paper introduces solid state disks and includes a comparison of methods for increased application performance.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 | Published: 16 Mar 2010

Texas Memory Systems, Inc.

Boosting Performance with Enterprise Flash Drives In Dell/EMC CX4 Series Storage
sponsored by Dell | EMC
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise flash drives represent a huge leap forward over traditional mechanical drives. When deployed in Dell/EMC CX4 Series storage arrays, these drives can dramatically boost storage performance for targeted data center workloads while helping increase resource utilization, enhance energy efficiency, and reduce total cost of ownership.
Posted: 29 Jan 2010 | Published: 29 Jan 2010

Dell | EMC

12 Best Practices for Data Backup and Recovery
sponsored by i365, makers of Evault
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about 12 best practices for data backup and recovery such as Reliability, Breadth of Offering, Security, Accessibility, Scalability, Cost-effectiveness and more!
Posted: 11 Jan 2010 | Published: 11 Jan 2010

i365, makers of Evault

Long-Term Data Protection and Retention: Finding the Correct Balance
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Tape remains the most cost effective, energy efficient and reliable program technology for storing large amounts of inactive, off-line or near-line data while complimenting disk-based data protection and retention solutions. Read this paper and find out why.
Posted: 08 Oct 2009 | Published: 18 Mar 2009

Quantum Corporation

Reversing the Requirement for Storage Growth -- IBM Consolidates and Simplifies Tier-2 Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With the acquisition of Diligent Corporation, IBM has put itself in the rather unique position as the only vendor that can offer to the enterprise a complete backup/recovery solution with servers, disk, tape, software, and data deduplication technology, all rolled into one.
Posted: 01 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

IBM

Media Lifecycle Management Best Practices
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This White Paper describes the best practices for managing tape media throughout its lifecycle to minimize data loss. Best practices include the implementation of proper processes, user training and tape handling.
Posted: 19 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Spectra Logic Corporation

Archiving Compliance with Sunbelt Exchange Archiver
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
WHITE PAPER: Archiving for compliance is an important step in securing your company's future. Learn how to implement an email archiving solution that will minimize the burden on your Exchange server and help to avoid costly legal penalties in this whitepaper.
Posted: 24 Nov 2008 | Published: 06 Aug 2008

Sunbelt Software

Automated Storage Optimization for z/OS Mainframes
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this paper learn about how the CA Automated Storage Optimization Mainframe Suite is flexible and modular so there is no need to "rip and replace" as processes, applications and users are added while the value of information evolves.
Posted: 28 Aug 2008 | Published: 28 Aug 2008

CA Technologies.

Optimizing Digital Image Storage: An Online Storage Optimization Brief
sponsored by Ocarina Networks
WHITE PAPER: This solution brief describes the Ocarina Solution, how it fits in to existing storage infrastructures, and provides an overview in to how Ocarina is able to optimize images for storage without giving up any image quality.
Posted: 20 Jun 2008 | Published: 20 Jun 2008

Ocarina Networks
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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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