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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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Deciding If An All-Flash Array is Best For Your Needs
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IT Priorities 2014: UK Europe, France and Germany
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RESEARCH CONTENT: Benchmark your IT spending plans, with our in-depth study of IT spending priorities in the UK, France, Germany, and Europe in 2014.
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Special report on EMC
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 12 page special report from Computer Weekly, updated for 2013, gives you the facts on EMC, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

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LTFS Hits the Mark in Media & Entertainment: An In-Depth Introduction to LTFS for Digital Media
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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

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CW Buyer's Guide: Big Data Infrastructure
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Posted: 11 Mar 2013 | Published: 11 Mar 2013

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How LTFS is Keeping Tape Relevant
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EGUIDE: Access this exclusive SearchDataBackup.com E-Guide to scope recent LTFS developments and learn these advances can help storage admins meet increasing infrastructure demands.
Posted: 08 Mar 2013 | Published: 08 Mar 2013

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GET THE FACTS: LTO Tape Reliability Saves
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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

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Designing a redundant backup solution
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EGUIDE: Access this expert E-Guide to learn about designing a redundant backup solution and transitioning from tape to a disk backup appliance. Read on to explore the evolving case for disk-based backup.
Posted: 07 Mar 2013 | Published: 07 Mar 2013

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In Search of the Long-Term Archiving Solution — Tape Delivers Significant TCO Advantage over Disk
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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

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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 Presentation Transcript: Analyst Jon Toigo discusses tape media today
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this transcript of a Jon Toigo video, learn about tape's usefulness in areas like disaster recovery and archiving, and learn about options for tape encryption and best practices for optimizing your tape performance.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Published: 11 Feb 2013

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TechTalk Podcast: Analyst Jon Toigo discusses tape media today
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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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Presentation Transcript: Why Not “Active – Archiving”
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: After a few years of waning usage, tape technology is making a comeback with archiving. Find out why by checking out this transcript of Jon Toigo's presentation on tape for active archiving.
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 | Published: 05 Dec 2012

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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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Presentation Transcript: Tape backup systems economical for data retention
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, find out why tape has persisted all these years and learn how you can leverage it to meet your data retention requirements.
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 | Published: 04 Dec 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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Off-site backup: Criteria considerations & best practices
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EGUIDE: Check out this E-Guide for backup expert Brien Posey's breakdown of the criteria for choosing an off-site tape storage service and best practices for off-site tape storage.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 | Published: 23 Aug 2012

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New tape techs bring new outlook on tape
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EGUIDE: Check out this E-Guide for an expert take on the latest upgrades to tape technology and learn why tape is far from dead.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 | Published: 23 Aug 2012

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Poland's Storage market on the rise
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EGUIDE: Poland's storage market has been on a steady rise but what's the reason behind this? We investigate...
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Oct 2014

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Storage Magazine Online: December 2012 – 6 Hot Storage Technologies for 2013
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EZINE: Our final issue of Storage Magazine Online in 2012 features one of our most popular annual columns: Hot Technologies for Next Year. Explore this month's cover story, in which our team of editors team up to tell you the six technologies to watch in 2013 - and why they should be on your radar if they're not already.
Posted: 07 Dec 2012 | Published: 01 Dec 2012

Dell and VMware

Storage Magazine Online: December 2012 – 6 Hot Storage Technologies for 2013
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EZINE: Our final issue of Storage Magazine Online in 2012 features one of our most popular annual columns: Hot Technologies for Next Year. Explore this month’s cover story, in which our team of editors team up to tell you the six technologies to watch in 2013 - and why they should be on your radar if they’re not already.
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 | Published: 01 Dec 2012

SearchStorage.com

Extending Tape Life with Cloud Computing
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EGUIDE: This expert SearchDisasterRecovery.com E-Guide, featuring ESG Senior Analyst Terri McClure, discusses tape's future, including the latest innovations in tape. Check it out to explore cloud-based data protection and disaster recovery approaches, and discover the five crucial "R"s to address during a crisis.
Posted: 08 Nov 2012 | Published: 08 Nov 2012

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Examining IBM Innovation at Both Ends of the Storage Spectrum- Part 1: Tape
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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

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Enterprise-Ready Scale-Out with Data ONTAP 8 Cluster-Mode
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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

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Capacity Utilization Efficiency Not Above Your Pay Grade - Presentation Transcript
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript discusses how to maximize efficiency in data storage environments and also outlines capacity utilization efficiency, including data archiving technologies.
Posted: 06 Sep 2012 | Published: 06 Sep 2012

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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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