nearline

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nearline

(NEAR onLINE) Available within a short amount of time, but not instantly. Tape and disk libraries are considered nearline devices, because it takes several seconds to retrieve the appropriate cartridge before it can be read. Contrast with online.
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These locks can be connected to the building's online access control system for near online and near-real-time control.
As the amount of data to be stored grows, there is an even greater need to comply with the mandates of keeping the records online, near online, or offline.
The addition will give IBM mid- range customers access to high-performance disaster readiness and near online storage needed for e-business applications, according to IBM.
With so many users needing access to so much data, SciNet saw the need for a new type of network-attached storage device to serve as a near online storage device that complements existing online and archival systems," said Joe Mendolia, SciNet's vice president of sales and marketing.
The ENterprise VIrtual Storage Integration Over Networks (ENVISION) architecture allows delineation and integration between online, near online, and offline storage.