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Shadowing of Data & Servers
We have two machines working simultaneously together, if one machine goes down then the other machine takes over and allows you to stay up and running.
Secure Data Warehousing
A data warehouse is a repository of an organization's data, where the informational assets of the organization are stored and managed, to support various activities such as reporting, analysis, decision-making, as well as other activities such as support for optimization of organizational operational processes. An enterprise data warehouse is further described as the "single point of truth", the "corporate memory", the sole historical register of virtually all transactions and important operational events that occur in the life of an organization. This data is ultimately stored and cataloged for immediate and future utilization in various forms, such as deployment into some application. It is through these various uses and deployments that this data becomes information.
Automated Back Up (Full + Incremental)
A Full + Incremental repository aims to make storing several copies of the source data more feasible. At first, a full backup (of all files) is taken. After that an incremental backup (of only the files that have changed since the previous backup) can be taken. Restoring a whole systems to a certain point in time would require locating the full backup taken previous to that time and all the incremental backups taken between that full backup and the particular point in time to which the system is supposed to be restored. This model offers a high level of security that something can be restored and can be used with removeable media such as tapes and optical disks. The downside is dealing with a long series of incrementals and the high storage requirements.
Mirror + Reverse Incrementals
A Mirror + Reverse Incrementals repository is similar to a Full + Incrementals repository. The difference is instead of an aging full backup followed by a series of incrementals, this model offers a mirror that reflects the system state as of the last backup and a history of reverse incrementals. One benefit of this is it only requires an initial full backup. Each incremental backup is immediately applied to the mirror and the files they replace are moved to a reverse incremental. This model is not suited to use removable media since every backup must be done in comparison to the mirror.
Optical Storage is made possible by data storage devices such as optical discs and holographic storage systems. This is different from other types of storage mediums that may use a magnetic surface (e.g. magnetic tape storage, a hard disk or floppy disk) or electrical charges (e.g. flash memory).
Networking Attached Storage (NAS)
Network-attached storage is the name given to dedicated data storage technology that can be connected directly to a computer network to provide centralized data access and storage to heterogeneous network clients.
NAS differs from traditional file serving and Direct Attached Storage in that the operating system and other software on the NAS unit provides only the functionality of data storage, data access and the management of these functionalities. Furthermore, the NAS unit does not limit clients to only one file transfer protocol. NAS systems usually contain one or more hard disks, often arranged into logical, redundant storage containers or RAID arrays, as do traditional file servers. NAS removes the responsibility of file serving from other servers on the network and can be deployed via commercial embedded units or via standard computers running NAS software.
NAS uses file-based protocols such as NFS (popular on UNIX systems) or Common Internet File System (CIFS) (used with MS Windows systems). Contrast NAS's file-based approach and use of well-understood protocols with storage area network (SAN) which uses a block-based approach and generally runs over proprietary protocols. Minimal-functionality or stripped-down operating systems are used on NAS computers or devices which run the protocols and file applications that provide the NAS functionality. A "leaned-out" FreeBSD is used in FreeNAS, for example, which is open source NAS software meant to be deployed on standard computer hardware. Commercial embedded devices and consumer "network appliances" may use closed source operating systems and protocol implementations.