tertiary storage

tertiary storage

[′tər·shē‚er·ē ′stȯr·ij]
(computer science)
Any of several types of computer storage devices, usually consisting of magnetic tape transports and mass storage tape systems, which have slower access times, larger capacity, and lower cost than main storage or secondary storage.
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Managed Server HSM automatically migrates files from primary storage to secondary and tertiary storage based on policies set by the storage administrator.
Rather than HSLIC moving files that had not been accessed for at least two years to tertiary storage, Metzner preferred encouraging users to save their files onto CDs or DVDs to keep the files available.
An administrator can readily configure client policies and watermarks that trigger the migration of seldom-accessed workstation files to specific target volumes/directories on primary, secondary, and tertiary storage tiers."
This increase doesn't even take into account growing tertiary storage requirements.
The HSM software separates active and inactive data, automatically migrating inactive data from primary storage devices (online disk drives) to near-line or off-line secondary or tertiary storage devices.
Distributed access to massive datasets necessitates interoperable, high-performance secondary and tertiary storage systems supporting intelligent data mining and retrieval.
Admin-istrators want to be able to set policy and move files from primary storage to a secondary or tertiary storage based on those policies."
* Analysis of patterns and trends through statistical and machine-learning techniques adapted to deal with huge databases on secondary and tertiary storage devices; and
Mark: Instead of assigning data to a secondary or tertiary storage venue, you can take a "snapshot" of the data and handle your version-control functions right there in your primary storage venue.
The storage component is being built with currently available secondary and tertiary storage devices.
Often used in conjunction with RAID arrays or JBODs, tape subsystems serve as secondary or tertiary storage for files.