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in cold storage

In a hiatus or state of delayed or procrastinated action. Unified action to deal with climate change has been in cold storage since the summit. They put our project in cold storage for the time being, citing budgetary concerns and a lack of faith in its sales.
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into cold storage

Into a hiatus or state of delayed or procrastinated action. Unified action to deal with climate change went into cold storage after the summit. They put our project into cold storage for the time being, citing budgetary concerns and a lack of faith in its sales.
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in cold storage

dead; in a state of death. (Alludes to the actual storage of certain things, such as fur coats, in cold storerooms.) Tom gets paid for putting his subjects in cold storage. Poor old Jed is in cold storage.
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in storage

in a place where things are stored or kept. Mary placed her winter clothes in storage during the summer. John's furniture is in storage while he is in the army.
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in cold storage

In a state of abeyance or postponement. For example, We can't consider these design changes now; let's put them in cold storage for a year or so . This expression alludes to the literal storage of food, furs, or other objects in a refrigerated place. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
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into cold storage

If you put something into cold storage, you delay doing it or dealing with it. He made it clear that the peace process would have to be put into cold storage until both sides had shown that they were committed to democracy. Note: You can also say that something is in cold storage. A few years ago a publisher asked me to consider writing a novel on the subject, and the idea has been in cold storage ever since.
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in cold storage

mod. dead; in a state of death. Rocko gets paid for putting his subjects in cold storage.
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One of the biggest remaining unaddressed issues for SMS and a comprehensive storage management solution is that it's only available on mainframes and is not extensible to any other computing platforms.
IBM and Cisco have been partnering for years in high-performance, scalable storage virtualization technologies, including Cisco Virtual SANs and IBM's SAN Volume Controller," said Bob Mahoney, business line executive, Storage Networking at IBM.
In the mainframe era of the past, storage devices were attached directly to the computers they served via a method known as direct attached storage (DAS).
The connection layer is the TCP/IP connection between the server and the iSCSI storage target, which, in our case, is the ISCSI intelligent storage switch.
There are three different types of optical storage media: read many times (ROM), recordable (write once read many or WORM), and rewritable (RW).
Because SANs are networks, they are open and support all popular server operating systems, applications and storage systems.
Unisys will take a consultative approach to introduce Storage Sentinel, helping customers assess, design, implement and maintain the appropriate storage management infrastructure for their specific business requirements.
Businesses that could afford it have been consolidating servers and migrating from DAS to storage area networks (SANs).
A high-end mid-range storage system that supports 8 host ports may not provide enough bandwidth for a large server environment.
Modular storage systems ushered in a new era in storage by delivering more flexibility and modularity than their monolithic storage systems predecessors.