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DASD

[′daz‚dē]
(computer science)

DASD

DASD

(Direct Access Storage Device) Pronounced "daz-dee." A peripheral storage device that is directly addressable. Although DASDs used to refer to magnetic disks and drums, today, DASD means magnetic disk. The term is used mostly in the mainframe world. See magnetic disk and disk drive.
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In 2009, one particularly recalcitrant two-star complained to the DASD for Plans on a video teleconference, with staff members present on both sides, that he (the two-star) did not see any benefit to the prebriefing--in essence challenging the civilian DASD to justify the Secretary's planning process to the combatant command staff's satisfaction.
DASD Backup Supervisor (DBS) automates the DASD backup and recovery process by continuously auditing for new, deleted, renamed, or off-line volumes and automatically generates JOBS to back up and recover the DASD volumes.
a leading provider of z/OS Disaster Recovery and Storage Management solutions to automate IT processes and ensure Business Continuity for IBM z/OS centric data centers, today announced a new release of its popular DASD Backup Supervisor product (DBS) which supports z/OS 1.
RTD defrags DASD volumes during the day by operating as a never-ending started system task based on user-specified intervals, options and parameters.
Our products naturally complement each other for the ultimate benefit of the customer by cost-effectively providing more features, capabilities, and choices than traditional mainframe DASD solutions.
With increasing pressures to reduce costs, it is important to manage space efficiently and migrate unnecessary data off of the primary DASD.
Mainframe users - and eventually Unix and NT users - will be able to carry out regular point-in-time saves, for backup, Y2K testing, business intelligence applications etc, across multiple volumes and DASD systems and subsystems.
The entire family has significantly increased price/performance, DASD and memory capacity.
The first was constructed by combining composite indexes for processors, DASD, printers, and displays and a regression index for tape drives, using the annual value of shipments by domestic manufacturers as weights.
This upgrade of the DASD WHA to ASD WHA employs similar logic to that used to create the office of the ASD for Asian Affairs.
OMEGAMON II for SMS Version 160 also continues Candle's tradition of leadership in providing detailed analysis and control of customers' storage environments from DASD to datasets.
Additionally, archive data retrieval applications such as Mobius ViewDirect, IBM ImagePlus and others offer substantial improvement in end-user service levels as MDL retrieves tape data at near DASD speeds.