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  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an underlying part of the transaction.

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or public cloud storage service.

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA platforms.

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Cloud Disaster Recovery

The Cloud Backup and Recovery topic section offers resources and best practices for data storage professionals who are mapping a disaster recovery strategy using cloud storage and cloud services. Get the latest news and tips on cloud disaster recovery, and find out how cloud storage impacts restore times, business continuity and the organization of sensitive data. Cloud-based disaster recovery can bring benefits to your IT shop, but should be considered in the larger context of a long-term DR plan.

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  • cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR)

    Cloud DR uses an off-site cloud repository to store copies of data that can be restored on-site to keep the business running in case of an emergency.

  • cloud backup (online backup)

    Cloud or online backup is a backup strategy that utilizes the cloud to send a copy of data off-site. It is sold on a subscription basis and typically priced based on usage.

  • backup as a service (BaaS)

    Backup as a service uses external providers to deliver cloud-based backup services to an enterprise. It can help organizations avoid costly upgrades or provide companies that lack the resources to perform on-premises backups.

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Cloud Storage Backup

The Cloud Storage Backup and Recovery topic section offers resources and best practices for data storage professionals who are mapping a disaster recovery strategy using cloud storage and cloud services. Get the latest news and tips on cloud disaster recovery, and find out how cloud storage impacts restore times, business continuity and the organization of sensitive data. Cloud-based disaster recovery can bring benefits to your IT shop, but should be considered in the larger context of a long-term DR plan.

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  • secondary storage

    Secondary storage is used to protect inactive data written from a primary storage array to a nonvolatile tier of disk, flash or tape.

  • Amazon Glacier

    Amazon Glacier is a low-cost cloud storage service for data with longer retrieval times offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • backup

    Defining what backup is, and the tools and policies to manage it in organizations, comprise a key foundational principle for IT administrators.

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Cloud Management

The Cloud Storage Management and Standards topic section offers comprehensive resources for data storage professionals looking for information on cloud storage management and cloud standards. Find out how to properly manage your data in the cloud and read our expert advice and guidance on cloud management. Get the latest news and tips on cloud storage strategies and what steps to take for better data management in the cloud. Read our essential guides, special reports and tutorials to keep up with the latest trends in cloud storage management, and see what tips and improvements you can apply to your own management strategy.

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  • GlusterFS (Gluster File System)

    GlusterFS (Gluster File System) is an open source distributed file system that can scale out in building-block fashion to store multiple petabytes of data.

  • object storage

    Object storage, also called object-based storage, is an approach to addressing and manipulating units of storage called objects, in which files and metadata are combined.

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an underlying part of the transaction.

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Hybrid Cloud

The Hybrid Cloud Storage topic section offers comprehensive resources for data storage professionals looking for information on hybrid storage clouds. Learn about the pros and cons of hybrid cloud storage and read our expert advice and guidance on hybrid clouds. Get the latest news and tips on using a hybrid cloud model in your environment and what types of environments are suited for hybrid storage clouds. Read our essential guides, special reports and tutorials to catch up on the most recent developments and advances in the hybrid cloud arena, and see what tips and improvements you can apply to your own hybrid cloud.

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  • Zadara Storage

    Zadara Storage provides enterprise level primary and secondary storage-as-a-service (STaaS). Services can be deployed in the cloud, on-premises or in hybrid-cloud configurations.

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA platforms.

  • NetApp Data Fabric

    The products and services that compose NetApp’s Data Fabric are designed to provide customers with the agility they need to quickly and efficiently move data to and from the cloud.

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Private Cloud

The Private Cloud Storage topic section offers comprehensive resources for data storage professionals looking for information on private clouds. Learn about the pros and cons of private cloud storage and read our expert advice and guidance on private cloud infrastructure. Get the latest news and tips on private cloud providers, private cloud services, plus implementation tips, costs and private cloud management advice. Read our essential guides, special reports and tutorials to catch up on the most recent developments in the private cloud storage space, and see what tips and improvements you can apply to your own private cloud environment.

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  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or public cloud storage service.

  • Zadara Storage

    Zadara Storage provides enterprise level primary and secondary storage-as-a-service (STaaS). Services can be deployed in the cloud, on-premises or in hybrid-cloud configurations.

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA platforms.

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Public Cloud

The Public Cloud Storage topic section offers comprehensive resources for data storage professionals looking for information on public clouds. Learn about the pros and cons of public cloud storage and read our expert advice and guidance on public clouds. Get the latest news and tips on public cloud services, public cloud providers, plus costs, implementation tips and common problems storage managers run into when using public clouds. Learn about the best practices regarding public clouds. Read our essential guides, special reports and tutorials to catch up on the most recent developments in the public cloud storage space, and see what tips and improvements you can apply to your own public cloud.

Recent Definitions

  • Amazon Glacier

    Amazon Glacier is a low-cost cloud storage service for data with longer retrieval times offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or public cloud storage service.

  • Zadara Storage

    Zadara Storage provides enterprise level primary and secondary storage-as-a-service (STaaS). Services can be deployed in the cloud, on-premises or in hybrid-cloud configurations.

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    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

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