Outsourced or in house
data storage solutions employ storage technologies such as RAID
or non-RAID configured Hard drives, TAPES, WORM-CDROM, RW-CDROM,
Magneto-optical systems, RW-DVD, DATs, and Storage Area Networks.
These hardware devices are used by different database systems
(such as relational,
object oriented, multi-dimensional,
programs) for the storage
and retrieval of multimedia data types.