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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.

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

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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This criterion is probably the single most important for selection purposes because it is what helps ensure persistence of a specific storage technology type over time.
In time, SMS became an effective policy engine for managing storage resources and required users to get to know their data and to better understand its value enabling businesses to have access to the right data at the right place at the right time.
"PMC-Sierra and Adaptec have addressed customers' needs with a low cost, proven turnkey Serial Attached SCSI architectural solution for the growing tiered storage systems market," said Mark Stibitz, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage Division at PMC-Sierra.
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"The performance and capacity attributes of this modular array are well matched with our PetaSite enterprise storage library," said Steve Baker, Vice President of Tape Storage Solutions for Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Business Solutions Company.
Key elements include iSCSI SANs and backup appliances, SATA and SAS, simplified storage products, centralized storage, open SANs and improved off-site storage methods including replication.
Cisco has developed a new module, the Caching Services Module (CSM) that will host the IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller Storage Software for Cisco MDS 9000.
The iSCSI initiator comprises layers that are key to providing multiple data paths between servers and iSCSI storage targets, like those provided by the iSCSI intelligent storage switch.
"IBM and Cisco are building on their long history of successful cooperation to deliver the groundbreaking integration of IP and Fibre Channel storage networks," said Luca Cafiero, senior vice president and general manager of the Switching, Voice, and Storage Technologies Group at Cisco.
The problem, of course, was that adding tightly coupled server platforms purely to attain more storage introduced a spiral of complexity to data storage and management.
"With Softek Storage Manager 2.1 we've already deferred thousands of dollars of hardware purchases due to more efficient utilization of disk and server capacity," said Scott Hopkins, vice president of information technology planning at Harte-Hanks.
There are many IT professionals considering an iSCSI IP SAN as a means to finally deliver their utility storage services to large numbers of application servers.