serial storage

serial storage

[′sir·ē·əl ′stȯr·ij]
(computer science)
Computer storage in which time is one of the coordinates used to locate any given bit, character, or word; access time, therefore, includes a variable waiting time, ranging from zero to many word times.
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Serial storage architectures support flexible configurations, enabling an assortment of system connection options that help improve system performance and have the high availability feature set required to protect data.
It uses IBM's SSA serial storage architecture from the connector to disk and has no plan to do fibre channel all the way through.
Other announcements from IBM on Tuesday will include new models in the 7133 SSA serial storage architecture Unix and NT attached product lines, and enhancements to its SAN Data Gateway and Network Storage Manager software.