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Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model by Marc Farley

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Appendix B. Glossary

Active data

Data that is expected to be accessed again relatively soon or periodically

Archiving

A storage process that preserves data for an extended period of time

At-rest

An IT resource that has a stable state and is not being copied

Backup target

A storage device or system that backup software writes data to when performing backups

Backup

A data protection method that was developed to work with tape and usually combines periodic full copies of data with incremental copies of new data

Best practices

IT management informed by advanced knowledge and experience

Big Data

Vernacular term for data analytics, associated with, but not restricted to, Hadoop technology and methods

BLOB

Binary large object, often a file

Block storage

A storage environment ...

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