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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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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.

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

Kronos Streamlines Backup, Eliminates Failures and Speeds up Restores with Quantum Scalar® i2000
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
CASE STUDY: The Quantum Scalar i2000 is designed to meet the rigors of high-duty-cycle data center operations and to support the integration of next-generation disk-based backup solutions.
Posted: 03 Feb 2009 | Published: 30 Jan 2009

Quantum Corporation

Dell ProSupport Hard Drive Data Recovery Service
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
DATA SHEET: Dell's Hard Drive Data Recovery Service gives customers of all sizes - from small businesses to large public companies and government agencies - the opportunity to recover data from a failed hard drive.
Posted: 09 Jan 2009 | Published: 09 Jan 2009

Dell, Inc.

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.

Data protection FAQ
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
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

Quantum Corporation

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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