distributed storage


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distributed storage

Storing data in multiple computers or in computers that are geographically dispersed. This was an early term for storage that evolved into SANs and storage virtualization. See SAN and storage virtualization.
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Ceph is a leading distributed storage technology and is integrated into the Linux kernel, said Amanda McPherson, Vice President, Marketing and Developer Programs, Linux Foundation.
If an application requires more storage re-sources, the distributed storage system is able to efficiently tie the additional resources together transparently and reallocate data on the fly.
Distributed storage cluster (DSC) architecture exploits the proven benefits of clustering within an agile storage infrastructure, enabling enterprises to respond quickly and transparently to business changes.
With this announcement of the Thunder 9500 V Series we bring an equally superior technology and similar functionality to the modular, distributed storage space.
Microsoft's Universal Distributed Storage vision offers IT managers a simpler, more cost-effective way to store and protect data throughout Windows environments, and the Simple SAN program is a component of that effort.
The StorageX Global Namespace enables administrators to aggregate and virtualize file storage across heterogeneous, geographically distributed storage platforms and treats them like a single file system.
The full potential of IP SANs will be realized when intelligent storage array controllers evolve into full-function IP storage servers that operate on networked storage OS, deliver distributed storage services, and are managed as an inherent part of the network infrastructure.
LeftHand's device specific module (DSM) for MPIO is unique in its ability to support a clustered SAN environment enabled with LeftHand's Distributed Storage Matrix architecture.
Both Storage Concentrators feature an HTML-based GUI to allow administrators to manage storage operations, including controlling distributed Storage Concentrators centrally and securely from anywhere on the Internet.
SkyStream's zBand content delivery technology, as part of Scientific-Atlanta's distributed storage architecture, will deliver on-demand and live video content, as well as large data files containing presentations or financial information to the desktop.
As a result of all these factors, organizations are forced to dedicate substantial financial and personnel resources to manage and maintain the distributed storage capabilities used to support Internet and business computing.

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