content-addressable storage


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content-addressable storage

n
(Computer Science) computing another name for associative storage
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As a result, hospitals are finding it increasingly difficult and costly to manage all of this data; many are trying to plug the flow of digital information by buying more expensive disk space and parking their data on proprietary content-addressable storage (CAS) systems.
In these cases, the second tier is usually cost-effective online storage like SATA or SAS, and the third tier is an archiving medium such as tape or CAS (content-addressable storage).
Long-term archive storage includes distributed magnetic, database, optical and content-addressable storage alternatives.

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