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Erasure coding and multi-copy mirroring for HDD failure

A hard disk drive failure can put bytes of data at risk. Is multi-copy mirroring or erasure coding the more efficient data protection approach?


How do I make a decision on open source object storage?

Expert Marc Staimer outlines the requirements and risks associated with open source object storage.


Expert video clip: How to limit the number of copies

Taneja Group's Mike Matchett discusses RAID, erasure coding as tools for reducing the number of copies of data taking up space in your storage.


Compression and deduplication for capacity management

Taneja Group's Mike Matchett discusses the benefits of deduplication and compression in this Storage Decisions New York video.

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