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ALSO CALLED: Compact Disks - Read Only Memory
DEFINITION: CD-ROM (Compact Disc, read-only-memory) is an adaptation of the CD that is designed to store computer data in the form of text and graphics, as well as hi-fi stereo sound. The original data format standard was defined by Philips and Sony in the 1983 Yellow Book. Other standards are used in conjunction with it to define directory and file structures, including ISO 9660, HFS (Hierarchal File System,  … 
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10 Interesting Facts about Space
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RESOURCE: Read how HP is helping NASA push the boundaries of science and discovery by sending ZBooks powered by Intel® Xeon® processors to the International Space Station. And learn 10 things you probably didn't know about space, like, all of space is not completely silent.
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10 Reasons the Storage Future Belongs to Flash
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WHITE PAPER: Flash is the answer to our big data problems and the future of storage. Check out this white paper to hear 10 reasons why this is true, as well as some common flash misconceptions, and also how to harness big data.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016


2012 Trends to Watch: Storage
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ANALYST BRIEF: Ovum analyses data growth, big data, disk shortages, public cloud storage, flash memory, and other storage trends.
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2016 State of Storage for Virtualized Enterprises
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WHITE PAPER: This year, 49% of respondents to a State of Storage study declared manageability their biggest concern – a 10% jump from last year! With virtualization changing the way we manage storage, numerous pains have popped up. Access this white paper to reap knowledge from feedback on these pains and concerns.
Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | Published: 20 Jun 2016


22 November 2011: Read the latest issue of the UK’s leading technology publication, where we analyse the latest technology news and what it means for IT managers.
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EZINE: In this week’s Computer Weekly, we talk to the British Library about the enormous storage challenges of digitising its printed archive; we examine the state of the UK IT jobs market and the skills that are most in demand by employers; and we look at case studies of the best virtualisation projects. Download the new issue now.
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3 Things to Consider Before Implementing Cloud Data Protection
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement a complete, cloud-integrated data protection strategy. Discover what 3 factors you should consider when taking this hybrid approach that incorporates cloud backup, instant recovery, and high availability appliances.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

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5 Questions to Determine If It's Time for a Storage Upgrade
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WHITE PAPER: Many IT departments in education are under immense pressure to deliver improved services with limited resources but most legacy data centers aren't capable of delivering the performance required. Take this five question assessment to determine whether your educational infrastructure could benefit from implementing all-flash storage.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

5 Ways OEM Solutions Provide the Freedom to Innovate
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RESOURCE: Learn five ways OEM technology provides the freedom to innovate including helping companies achieve global scale, delivering end-to-end technology, unlocking the potential of a business, and more.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 26 Aug 2016

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6 Steps to Lay the Groundwork for the Healthcare Data Center of the Future
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: In today's highly competitive environment, healthcare organizations are only as strong as their underlying IT infrastructure. Implementing all-flash storage can enable organizations to meet the requirements of today's burgeoning data growth. Read on to learn six key steps IT teams can take today to build the data center of the future.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 12 Oct 2016

Pure Storage

6 Uncomfortable Questions To Ask Your All-Flash Vendor
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WHITE PAPER: This eBook is intended to help you see past the smoke and mirrors set up by storage vendors. Ask your vendor these six key, albeit uncomfortable storage questions to quickly get to the bottom of things and gain more control in the storage purchasing process.
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A Guide to All-Flash Storage Arrays
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this guide, the products of both old and new all-flash vendors are discussed and reviewed.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 07 May 2015


A Guide to Flash Storage and SSD Fundamentals
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this special report, we look at the basics of flash storage – what it is, how it works, who makes it, where to deploy it, how to spec it and how to troubleshoot it – and guide you through the key areas of all-flash, hybrid or PCIe; MLC vs SLC; speccing for performance and troubleshooting flash.
Posted: 19 May 2015 | Published: 19 May 2015


12 Best Practices for Data Backup and Recovery
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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

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2014 Enterprise Midrange Array Buyer's Guide
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WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive, in-depth midrange array buyer's guide to simplify the process of selecting a midrange array for your organization.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

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2016 IBM Flash Product Overview
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EGUIDE: With flash becoming the new standard for storage vendors, IBM has initiated a FlashIn program – a free program aimed at is easing customer migration to all-flash ararys. In this eGuide, you will learn about the benefits of three high capacity flash products recently released by IBM: V7000, V5030 and DeepFlash 150.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016

TechData & IBM

3-2-1 Archiving and Data Protection Best Practice
sponsored by QStar Technologies, Inc.
DATA SHEET: The 3-2-1 Archiving and Data Protection Best Practice advocates that a minimum of 3 copies of all business critical data be retained, that these copies should be kept on 2 different types of storage media, and that at least one copy should be offsite on removable media.
Posted: 08 Dec 2009 | Published: 03 Mar 2009

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3D Demos for Server and Storage Products
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RESOURCE: This resource provides 3D demos for a wide araay of Oracle Server and Storage Products.
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3D printing: bringing better products to market faster
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WHITE PAPER: Discover how 3D printing can help your organization bring better products to market faster.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

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4 Best Practices to Achieve the Full Benefits of Converged Infrastructure
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RESOURCE: Access this white paper to learn about the 4 best practices for reaping the benefits of converged infrastructure.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

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5 Steps to Building a Private Cloud Environment in Your Enterprise
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EGUIDE: Building a private cloud isn't a quick process. In this expert e-guide, discover the first 5 steps you need to take to conceive, build, and maintain a private cloud within your enterprise. Read now to get started, and access these key first steps for your organization.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

Dell EMC and Microsoft

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


6 Tips to Selecting HDD and SSD Drives
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper is here to help you understand the important factors to be considered when selecting drives for your storage infrastructure. In this paper you'll receive 6 key tips and considerations to examine before deciding on a storage solution, and discover which technologies are better-suited for various types of data and/or organizations.
Posted: 09 Feb 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2012


A "How-To" Guide on Using Cloud Services for Security-Rich Data Backup
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how cloud services for security-rich data backup can help your organization avoid the risks involved with data growth.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012


A Bathwick Group white paper: A foundation for database simplification, consolidation and cost reduction
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper challenges several assumptions about scale-out architectures and explains how consolidation and virtualisation can help you regain control over your infrastructure.
Posted: 09 Nov 2011 | Published: 09 Nov 2011


A File System for Today's Needs
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In this video, learn about a clustered file system developed with today's needs in mind.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 1, 2015

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CD-ROM DEFINITION (continued): …  for Macintosh computers), and Hybrid HFS-ISO. Format of the CD-ROM is the same as for audio CDs: a standard CD is 120 mm (4.75 inches) in diameter and 1.2 mm (0.05 inches) thick and is composed of a polycarbonate plastic substrate (underlayer - this is the main body of the disc), one or more thin reflective metal (usually aluminum) layers, and a lacquer coating.The Yellow Book specifications were so general that there was some fear in the industry that multiple incompatible and proprietary formats would be created. In order to prevent such an occurrence, representatives from industry leaders … 
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