disk farm


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disk farm

(jargon)
(Or "laundromat") A large room or rooms filled with disk drives (especially washing machines).
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VERITAS V3 Storage Appliance functionality can be extended by adding optional software products, such as VERITAS Cluster Server, allowing multiple appliances to act as a single highly available virtual disk farm.
Using a CLARiiON disk farm with over one terabyte of data storage initially, Sainsbury's expects the system to grow quickly to three terabytes, making it one of the largest data warehouses in Europe.
This new SCSI standard can promote: storage area network (SAN), network-attached storage (NAS), geographic distribution, data integrity, disk farms, use the existing network cable plant and a single technology for connection of storage systems within local-area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs).
And low-cost disk farms on an IP-SAN can a lleviate, and potentially obviate, the tape backup window problem, while making backup data readily available for disaster recovery.
We were intrigued by the ability to apply virtualization to our storage and the possibility of getting high-end data protection for the disk farms behind our Citrix infrastructure, without incurring the high costs generally associated with such functions or sacrificing security.
With this in mind, the new product enhancements are fully integrated into DataCore's radically simple, high availability solutions for Citrix disk farms.