auxiliary storage

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auxiliary storage

a storage device for adding to the main storage of the computer, using such media as floppy disks, hard disks, compact disks, zip (a brand name by Iomega zipTM) disks, or tapes.
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Primary storage capacity optimization results in savings that initiate at the point of origin and cascade across the entire data life cycle.
Based on the Storwize Random Access Compression Engine([TM]) (RACE), Storwize STN appliances transparently compress primary storage by 50 - 90 percent without changes in performance, storage, applications, networks or processes.
Once they feel comfortable with the product, what they really want to use it for is primary storage," said Nasuni CEO and co-founder Andres Rodriguez.
Users can define data migration rules based on attributes of their data, and run simulations to determine the savings in storage capacity of primary storage before doing the actual migration.
We are extremely pleased to continue to receive recognition for our industry-changing STN line of primary storage optimization solutions with a third-straight nomination in the TechTarget 'Storage Products of the Year' awards," said Peter Smails, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing at Storwize.
Permabit delivers next generation disk-based archiving solutions that dramatically reduce primary storage costs by greater than 10 times.
All these organizations are using Storwize to reduce their primary storage data footprint, creating associated cost and operational savings across primary, secondary and backup storage.
Most are eager to claim iSCSI leadership while being careful to position the new technology as decidedly inferior to their bread-and-butter Fibre Channel systems for enterprise-level primary storage.
But the really big ROI can come from addressing capacity reduction closer to the point of creation - at primary storage.
The new service analyzes information composition on primary storage and calculates the cost savings from implementation of Permabit's Enterprise Archive for management of non-transactional and static data.
Designed specifically to address the unique requirements of primary storage, the latest version of the company's flagship solution features 15:1 primary storage data reduction, sustained throughput of more than 600 MB/sec from a single Storwize node and new AutoSynch features for enhanced high-availability management in mission-critical environments.
According to the survey results there is a decisive trend away from tape and optical as archiving media: only a quarter of those surveyed consider tape to still be an archiving destination, and only 13 percent use optical, while 45 percent of respondents described their archiving strategy as moving data from primary storage to secondary disk storage.