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stor·age

(stōr'ăj),
The second stage in the memory process, following encoding and preceding retrieval, involving mental processes associated with retention of stimuli that have been registered and modified by encoding. See: memory.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

stor·age

(stōr'ăj)
The second stage in the memory process, following encoding and preceding retrieval, involving mental processes associated with retention of stimuli that have been registered and modified by encoding.
See also: memory
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about storage

Q. I have fibromyalgia, too. Is that what is in store for me in the future? A woman in Massachusetts who had fibromyalgia recently committed suicide. I have fibromyalgia, too. Is that what is in store for me in the future?

A. Oh not at all. Her suicide is an indictment of that part of the health care system to which she had access-and I'm not talking about the doctor, who assisted her. This woman sought the help of many physicians, one of whom seems to have recognized fibromyalgia but apparently didn't suggest the proper course of treatment. The others took the "it's all in your head" approach so familiar to most people with fibromyalgia, particularly if they are women. Her doctors gave her drugs--apparently large quantities of antidepressants, painkillers, and narcotics--but apparently none talked to her about the importance of nutrition, or about how essential it is to keep moving when you have fibromyalgia. Some gave her sleeping pills, but none considered that almost all sleeping pills interfere with the deep, restorative sleep that is essential to managing fibromyalgia. No one seems to have taken her irritable bowel syndrome seriously enough to have helped her to overcome it.

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To evaluate the performance of hint-based cooperative caching, we first use trace-driven simulations to show that the hit ratios to the different layers of the storage hierarchy are as good as those of the tightly coordinated algorithms, but with significantly reduced overhead [Sarkar and Hartman 1996].
DFSMS along with DFHSM provide a consistent user interface, data mover, and policy engine across a storage hierarchy for all mainframe systems.
Each of these applications (backup and reference data) of SATA disk require an application to access data written to this class of storage devices adding some degree of complexity associated with creating and managing yet another layer in a storage hierarchy while also managing the data itself.
Advanced SRM (Storage Resource Management) products are aiming at proactive or anticipatory data movement based on user-defined policies that further optimize the storage hierarchy while easing the growing management burden.
As storage networks and SAN deployment continue to evolve, optimal data placement and movement between various levels of the storage hierarchy will occur automatically without human involvement.
Advanced or E- SRM (Extended-Storage Resource Management) products will show their real value and evolve to enable proactive or anticipatory data movement that further optimizes the storage hierarchy while easing the growing management burden.
A new SATA-based storage subsystem is expected to arrive in 2004 that is being positioned to create a new level of the new storage hierarchy called MAID (Massive Arrays of Inactive Disks).
Question 3: Is it worth it to move data from one level of the storage hierarchy to another?
We must help our customers align the information with the appropriate points along the storage hierarchy. It is also worth reiterating that this is a simple example--data can be valued relative to process use, criticality, or time.
This level of the storage hierarchy has traditionally been the domain of automated tape libraries, though other architectures are now beginning to enter the scene.