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primary storage

[′prī‚mer·ē ′stȯr·ij]
(computer science)
Main internal storage of a computer.

primary storage

primary storage

The computer's internal memory, which is typically made up of dynamic RAM chips. Until non-volatile RAM, such as magnetic RAM (MRAM), becomes commonplace, the computer's primary storage is temporary. When the power is turned off, the data in primary storage are lost. Contrast with secondary storage. See dynamic RAM and static RAM.
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An excerpt from Primary Storage Optimization: An Overview:
Storwize directly attacks the problem at the source -- primary storage -- with real-time data compression," said Ed Walsh, CEO, Storwize.
In general, it was the consensus of the community that the time for storage optimization is now and technologies including data compression for primary storage should become standardized components of a broader storage services offering.
Nasuni gives us flexibility by providing a simple way to integrate local, primary storage with the unlimited capacity and cost benefits of the cloud.
Like its synchronous counterpart, real-time asynchronous replication is used to protect organizations from the loss or unavailability of a primary storage device.
Administrators typically will continue to purchase primary storage to accommodate the growth of this data.
the market leader in primary storage optimization, was selected as a finalist for the annual TechTarget Storage Products of the Year award, vying for the title against industry heavyweights such as EMC, NetApp, Symantec and VMware.
Assuming each administrator can manage 2TB of primary storage, onsite and offsite backups, and site disaster recovery, it would take 2.
Save IT budget expense by delaying or eliminating entirely additional primary storage purchases.
the market leader in primary storage optimization, capped a record 2008 surpassing 100 customers, adding new strategic partnerships and introducing new product capabilities as the company's capacity optimization solutions continue to be adopted by organizations worldwide looking to reduce their cost of storage and associated infrastructure footprint, power, cooling and administrative costs.
It is the latter category that will carry the day next year in a market hungry for standards-based, plug-and-play storage products that can fill the desperate need in the mid-range for reliable, easy-to-deploy and easy-to-manage primary storage.
the market leader in primary storage optimization, today announced that ESG Lab, an independent lab of Enterprise Strategy Group that provides in-depth testing and assessments of technology products, has released a lab validation report on Storwize's capacity optimization solutions.