A method of hiding the complexity of underlying systems from the user. In storage virtualization, an abstraction layer is used to present disparate resources as a single pool.
The connections, switches and cabling that make up a network for access to
The dominant fabric for storage area network usage. A high-speed transport technology transmitting at up to 2.12 Gbps.
Network attached storage — a self-contained storage device connected to a local area network.
Storage of data on removeable media in a jukebox or carousel, making it more readily accessible than data stored offline.
Storage of data on archived media not connected to the network.
Storage of data on an immediately accessible network device.
Storage area network — a network of storage devices discrete from the enterprise’s core local area network.
Presentation of storage resources as a single pool regardless of their physical location. Can be done at the server, array or appliance level.