allocation unit

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a group of sectors on a magnetic disk that can be reserved for the use of a particular file

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With strict compliance deadlines, UniCredit's Capital Allocation Unit needed a system that could uniquely generate financial figures and perform computation in the least amount of time possible.
This file object now takes up much less space (1 disk allocation unit) instead of the full size the data, which may be multiple megabytes or more, When a user or application retrieves a file that has moved down the storage hierarchy, the data lifecycle management solution retrieves the data from the migrated target location in background and returns the data to the user application with minimal latency.