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virtual storage

(1) Treating all storage media (hard disk, optical disk, tape, etc.) in the enterprise as a single pool of storage. See storage virtualization, virtual tape system and HSM.

(2) Storing data on the Internet. See cloud storage.

(3) An earlier term for virtual memory.
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