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Storage Sitzerland: What is Dispersed Storage?
Keeping unstructured data available, as data sets continues to grow, is a key challenge for today’s data center. The access requirements of unstructured data often preclude relying 100% on capacity centric tape so higher capacity disk solutions, for many organizations, become the only option. But making sure data is protected and available on very large disk systems using multiple-TB disk drives has become increasingly challenging and expensive.
This white paper details the various challenges unstructured data presents. Find out how dispersed storage solves these challenges by leveraging data erasure coding and dispersal algorithms.