RAID Featured Articles

Flash and RAID: User Tips
October 16, 2014 -- How well does RAID work with flash data storage? Are standard RAID configurations the best bet?
EMC Changes Reflect Storage Industry Changes
May 27, 2014 -- Why is EMC focusing so much on software when its roots lie in selling hardware? (Hint: think ‘software defined storage’.)
SGI and Scality Team for Storage Migration and Tiering
April 8, 2014 -- The companies integrate their respective storage management technologies to help businesses quickly move massive amounts of data to cost-effective tiers of storage.
LSI's Latest Nytro MegaRAID Card Doubles Up on Flash
April 1, 2014 -- Targeting Web hosts and cloud companies, the company kicks off a new card with 1.6 TB of flash storage.
Doubts about Gartner's Analysis of Enterprise Arrays
March 26, 2014 -- The methodology behind the research firm’s analysis of enterprise arrays is decidedly unclear.
Backblaze Debuts Open Source Storage Pod 4.0
March 20, 2014 -- Cloud backup company cracks open the case on its faster, cheaper open source storage system.
Data Storage Mysteries: What Happened to MAID?
March 10, 2014 -- The technology behind massive array of idle drives never took off, despite massive hype. Its failure offers a lesson for today's storage admins.
Hybrid Flash Storage Arrays: When and Where?
March 3, 2014 -- Hybrid flash storage arrays are more expensive than other options, but in certain scenarios they are clearly the best choice.
Nexenta Previews NexentaStor 4.0 Updates
February 28, 2014 -- Storage management software provider announces a bevy of new features that are set to arrive in 2Q with NexentaStor 4.0.
The Many Variations of RAID Storage
December 4, 2013 -- A look at current RAID data storage technology, examining issues like RAID groups and the rebuild conundrum.
Helium Drives: Big Questions
November 11, 2013 -- Data storage vendors are offering helium drives, yet this technology may not be right for your data center.
Sanbolic Releases Flash-Enabling Melio 5.5
November 5, 2013 -- Company eyes broader enterprise flash adoption with new SSD-aware features and automated tiering capabilities.
RAID Remains Relevant, Really!
October 28, 2013 -- While some RAID systems may be outdated, RAID technology continues to be a key element in enterprise data storage.
Skyera: RAID 5 Kills SSD Arrays
April 23, 2013 -- Enterprise flash storage startup warns about using traditional RAID configurations on all-flash arrays.
Amplidata Looks Beyond RAID for Large, Unstructured Data
January 25, 2012 -- Startup pitches reliability advantages and cost savings in object-based storage technology as an alternative to RAID deployments.
SnapServer Claims New Storage Appliance Needs No Provisioning
October 11, 2011 -- Overland Storage  unveils SnapServer DX, a new unified NAS and iSCSI SAN device that leverages RAID technology to eliminate the need to provision storage capacity.
Promise Ships RAID Product for Audio/Video Storage
April 11, 2011 -- Promise Technology brings out a RAID solution that promises to speed storage and access of audio and video on Max systems.
LSI augments 6Gbps SAS/SATA controllers
March 1, 2011 -- LSI claims 465,000 IOPS in an SSD configuration.
Nexsan introduces mid-range disk arrays
March 1, 2011 -- E-Series has high density, power savings and support for multiple drive types (SAS, SATA, SSD).
Automated tiering: Evaluating the criteria
February 14, 2011 -- Storage tiering is gaining traction because it provides real value to users by lowering the administrative burden, improving performance, and reducing costs. 
Drobo RAID arrays aimed at SMBs
February 8, 2011 -- Drobo is pushing further into the SMB space, and beyond its consumer roots, with the introduction of three new arrays.
Xiotech unveils Hybrid ISE (HDD + SSD)
January 31, 2011 -- Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) blades combine hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state disk (SSD) drives.
EMC announces 41 new products
January 18, 2011 -- Headliner is VNX unified storage line, which unites Clariion and Celerra  
PMC-Sierra ships 6Gbps SAS controllers
December 13, 2010 -- Series 6 RAID controllers  combine technology found in Adaptec’s Series 5 cards with PMC-Sierra’s multi-core SRC 8x6G chips.
Mid-range RAID recap: Infortrend, Dot Hill, AMI
November 22, 2010 -- A trio of RAID vendors that are focused primarily on the channel recently began shipping mid-range products, with an emphasis on multi-protocol (e.g. Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NAS) support.