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  • The tyranny of terrible tech support

    I stumbled across this nonsense while setting up a new toy, er, product here in the Gibbs Universal Industries Secret Underground Bunker.

  • A simple guide to RAID

    What is RAID, why do you need it, and what are all those mode numbers that are constantly bandied about? RAID stands for "redundant array of independent disks," and you may or may not need it depending on your data-storage requirements.

  • Utility storage: Ready for a long haul?

    The distance between storage virtualisation and a utility-storage utopia is vast and full of what seem to be insurmountable challenges, as early adopters have discovered.

  • Blade servers vs. rack servers

    In the world of datacentre computing, there's a lot of contention over whether deploying rackable servers is better than deploying blade servers to host consolidated or virtualised applications.

  • Can de-dupe data be used for compliance storage?

    Is de-duplication admissible for use in compliance and legal discovery storage systems because it alters the electronic storage of documents? Nexsan thinks not.

  • What DataCore thinks on a few topics

    What DataCore thinks about file virtualisation, VMware, the openness of the SMI-S storage API, storage tiers, filesystems, 3PAR, and Traveler 3.0

  • Calculating carbon emissions

    The calculation of carbon emissions for IT equipment requires quite a few assumptions and conversions. Here is how 3PAR does it.

  • Disk drives lack reliable failure model

    Update your disk drive failure arrangements. RAID 5 is not enough in larger arrays.

  • Disk drive failures 13 times what vendors say, study says

    Disk drives fail far more often than vendor's published data suggests, and failure is equally likely with Fibre Channel or serial ATA drives.

  • Storage over IP

    Zetera's minimalist approach to networked storage promises the most bangs for storage bucks. How does it work?





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