Abstract: The explosive growth of fixed content combined along with hard disk drive capacity is exposing serious limitations in RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) turning a once dependable data method into a problem waiting to happen. This paper presents why RAID increases risk of data loss, impacts I/O performance, is expensive to upgrade, is slow to rebuild and doesn’t always utilize capacity efficiently. A solution using replication vs RAID is presented.
The nature of enterprise data is rapidly changing and existing storage infrastructures can’t keep up. Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices were designed for performance and single-site collaboration but file creation and access is different now. … More Details »