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Data center storage is the collective term used to define the tools, technologies and processes to design, implement, manage and monitor storage infrastructure and resources within a data center.
It is part of the data center infrastructure and includes all IT/data center assets that directly or indirectly play a part in storage within a data center.
Data center storage primarily refers to the devices, equipment and software technologies that enable data and application storage within a data center facility. This includes:
It also includes data center storage policy and procedures that govern the entire process of data storage and retrieval. Moreover, data center storage may also incorporate data center storage security and access control procedures and methodologies.