A storage device that is not directly a part of the PC being used, such as network storage or online storage.
an external storage facility that houses older library materials. Materials requested from Remote Storage usually arrive in 24 hours excluding weekends and holidays.
For Windows 2000 Server, removable tapes in a library used for secondary data storage. Specified tapes used for secondary data storage are managed by Remote Storage and contain data that is either stored on, or has been removed from, local storage to free up disk space. See also local storage.
A hierarchical storage management application that migrates data from primary storage to secondary storage. Hierarchical storage management makes sure that data is stored in the most cost-effective method possible. Frequently accessed data is stored on high-performance disks, while data that is not accessed as often is migrated to cheaper media until it is needed again.
A data management service used to migrate infrequently accessed files from local storage to remote storage. Migrated files are recalled automatically and transparently upon user request when the file is opened.