Hot Storage vs. Cold Storage

Posted: 1st Sep 2023

Hot and cold storage are colloquial industry terms for storage tiers, which differ based on the frequency at which data is accessed. Is data “hot” (moving around regularly) or “cold” (generally stagnant)? Most businesses have both types of storage—data they need to process frequently, and data that can sit for long periods of time without a second glance. This guide to hot and cold storage covers the benefits and use cases of each type of storage tier as well as the importance of storage tiering overall.

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