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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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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

Storage Usability a Critical Requirement for IT in Small and Medium-sized Businesses and Remote Offices
sponsored by EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd.
ANALYST REPORT: In today’s challenging business environment a more highly optimized approach to IT sprawl is required and reducing storage complexity is a major hurdle. EMC’s new VNXe series storage system in conjunction with the company’s Unisphere storage management are designed to improve “usability” in storage solutions for SMBs.
Posted: 11 Feb 2011 | Published: 11 Feb 2011

EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd.

Driving Growth and Delivering Value through the Channel
sponsored by EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd.
ANALYST REPORT: 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: 11 Feb 2011 | Published: 11 Feb 2011

EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd.

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

Taking Cost and Risk Out with IBM POWER7 Systems for SAP Environments
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In February of this year, IBM announced the new POWER7 System designed to manage the most demanding, emerging applications. Optimized for SAP applications, POWER7 redefines the standards of performance, throughput, and energy usage. Read this presentation transcript for more details.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 02 Aug 2010

IBM

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

Simplifying Entry-Level Backup/Recovery — Quantum Offers New Scalability for the SMB
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
ANALYST BRIEF: In order to deal with unprecedented data growth, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) need to look into solutions tailored to their specific and changing needs. Read this analyst brief to learn SMB storage best practices, and learn about Quantum’s new additions to the SMB storage market.
Posted: 03 May 2010 | Published: 17 Dec 2009

Quantum Corporation

The Value of iLayer Management: A Technical Brief
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
IT BRIEFING: The following paper examines Quantum’s new Scalar tape libraries with integrated iLayer management. This technology was developed to improve data backup, giving its tape libraries disk-like management features. Read this paper now to get an in-depth look at these new tools.    
Posted: 03 May 2010 | Published: 29 Apr 2010

Quantum Corporation

NEO® 8000 Series: Enterprise Tape Library Delivers Unrivaled Backup and Archive Capabilities
sponsored by Overland Storage
DATA SHEET: This data sheet contains technology specs for the NEO 8000 Series enterprise tape library. Access this resource now to learn more about this technology and how it offers optimal backup and archiving ability.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 27 Apr 2010

Overland Storage

NEO® E Series: Automated Tape Libraries Offer Effortless Backup and Archive Capabilities
sponsored by Overland Storage
DATA SHEET: This data sheet contains the technology specs for the NEO E Series tape libraries, and points out several ways it delivers optimal backup and archiving abilities.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 27 Apr 2010

Overland Storage

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.

Storage Magazine * February 2010: Products of the Year winners and more
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: The February 2010 issue of Storage magazine online unveils the 2009 Storage Products of the Year. 3 winners are named in 5 categories – Backup and DR Hardware, Backup and DR Software and Services, Disks and Disk Subsystems, Storage Management Tools and Storage Networking Equipment.
Posted: 04 Feb 2010 | Published: 04 Feb 2010

SearchStorage.com

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

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

QStar Technologies, Inc.

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

Presentation Transcript: Changing the Economics of Storage Infrastructure with Virtualization
sponsored by LSI and presented by HP
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In these hard economic times, so much information is already out there about how to bring down the costs of storage infrastructures, but none of them describe how the design of a flexible and agile (adaptive) infrastructure actually facilitates these potential savings.
Posted: 29 May 2009 | Published: 15 May 2009

LSI and presented by HP

Storage magazine Online June 2009: Heal Thyself
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: A trend in storage product messaging these days is the theme of self-healing storage - the ability of a system to detect and repair hard disk problems automatically. In this month's cover story, independent storage expert Marc Staimer explains how and how well they work. This electronic issue also includes features on storage efficiency...
Posted: 28 May 2009 | Published: 28 May 2009

SearchStorage.com

Presentation Transcript: Storage and the WAN
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Looking to connect your remote office devices to primary central files? Looking for a way to increase bandwidth without increasing costs? Download this WAN Special Report to learn more.
Posted: 21 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

WAN Acceleration and Optimization: Frequently Asked Questions
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this podcast, Jeff Boles, Senior Analyst with the Taneja Group, outlines the significance of WAN optimization in the disaster recovery (DR) space.
Posted: 16 Apr 2009 | Published: 16 Apr 2009

Riverbed Technology, Inc.
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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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