Computational Storage

What Does Computational Storage Mean?

Computational storage is an IT design architecture where data is processed at the storage level. Computational storage allows for the merging of computing and storage resources for efficiency and complementary function.


Techopedia Explains Computational Storage

Experts explain computational storage like this: Because a device uses controllers and additional memory to process data in the storage plane, data does not have to be shunted back and forth between storage and computing planes, or move between various locations for analysis. That leads to greater real-time functionality, and so computational storage is one of the many building blocks of efficiency in the cloud era.


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