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November 05, 2015
Multicore processor technology represents not only next era in storage, but that everything old is new again.
September 03, 2015
Historically, Fibre Channel technology has been a top choice for enterprises in need of a high-speed interconnect for SANs. With the introduction of iSCSI storage, however, the landscape shifted. Ethernet networking gained acceptance for block ...
July 06, 2015
It's easy to understand why server virtualization has become so popular among IT admins. Virtual servers are flexible, mobile and can be deployed or decommissioned rapidly. However, managing storage for virtual environments can be difficult. Many ...
June 10, 2014
Is it possible to use larger capacity hard drives, yet make them more reliable and decrease rebuild times? Panasas says it is.
RAID Get Started
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RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is a way of storing the same data in different places on multiple hard disks to protect data in the case of a drive failure. Continue Reading
Parity is a method of detecting errors in data transmissions between computers, while parity bit and parity checking are used in RAID technology to guard against data loss. Continue Reading
Hard disk drives are a type of physical storage media that use spinning disk platters to store nonsequential data in personal computers and enterprise data centers. Continue Reading
Evaluate RAID Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
RAID 5 and RAID 6 erasure coding, deduplication and compression are similar but distinct concepts that reduce data and maintain storage capacity in virtualized environments. Continue Reading
HDD failure can put bytes of data at risk. Is multi-copy mirroring or erasure coding the more efficient data protection approach? Continue Reading
Software-defined storage vendor options keep growing. Expert George Crump sees the emergence of two distinct categories and notes products in each area. Continue Reading
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
There is still a place for both RAID and erasure coding in today's computing environments. Explore each technology's use cases, drawbacks and best practices. Continue Reading
Snapshots, mirroring, replication and erasure coding are among the data protection systems that help keep data safe -- see how and when to use them. Continue Reading
When RAID restores require more skills than can be found in-house, a RAID recovery service provider could be the answer -- as long as the right one is chosen. Continue Reading
Problem Solve RAID Issues
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RAID can enable better storage performance and higher availability, and there are many different RAID types. Read about the different levels of RAID and where they work best. Continue Reading
Object stores offer scalability that traditional storage systems cannot match. The challenge is making them work in a block- and file-based world. Continue Reading
Erasure coding is an effective tool for correcting errors in data systems, but when used with object storage systems, latency issues can arise. Continue Reading