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ALSO CALLED: Array, Storage Arrays, Arrays, Massive Array of Idle Disks, Disk Arrays
DEFINITION: MAID (massive array of idle disks) is a storage technology in which only those disk drives in active use are spinning at any given time. MAID reduces power consumption and prolongs the lives of the drives. A MAID, which can have hundreds, or even thousands of individual drives, offers mass storage at a cost per terabyte roughly equivalent to that of tape. MAID technology is offered as an option to  … 
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Erasure Coding 101: Implementing Flexible Business Continuity
sponsored by Pivot3
WEBCAST: In this webinar, Bob Haas, Sales Engineer at Pivot3, discusses erasure coding within the context of HCI, and how HCI erasure coding can be applied to disaster recovery in your organization. Access this video now to optimize your business continuity strategies with HCI.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Premiered: Sep 11, 2015


Experiences and Technology That Delight Your Workforce
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: Providing a pleasant environment and experience for employees is imperative for your business. It increases engagement, satisfaction, retention, and productivity of your workforce. Watch this webcast to hear why it's critical for HR technology to assist in providing a productive environment.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Premiered: May 21, 2015


Harness New Data with Virtualization
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This video features a brief overview of the benefits of storage virtualization. Tune in to learn how you can easily implement virtualization into your IT infrastructure.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Premiered: 27 Jun 2014


How Beth Israel Ensures That Information Is Where It's Needed, When It's Needed
sponsored by Commvault
VIDEO: Access this video to learn how a storage solution enables a hospital to manage the entire lifecycle of their data, making it secure, compliant, and accessible as needed.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Premiered: 22 Feb 2013


How to Efficiently Deploy Cloud Workloads
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Watch this brief video to discover a storage strategy that can solve these that helps solve your most difficult storage issues. Tune in to learn how you can implement that strategy in your business.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Premiered: 17 Mar 2015


HP and United: Teaming together for a successful migration
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WEBCAST: In this brief video case study, learn how United Airlines achieved a quick IT migration of a large size and scale – all without impact from a technology perspective.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

HP helps United Airlines consolidate their IT infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WEBCAST: This brief video case study examines how United Airlines was able to consolidate its IT infrastructure and fuel customer experience success with the right service. Tune in to learn more now.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Is your Cardiovascular IT System holding you back?
sponsored by GE Healthcare
WEBCAST: This webcast explains the benefits of a modern cardiovascular information system (CVIS) that can securely deliver unified information across cardiology services lines.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Aug 13, 2014

GE Healthcare

IT Infrastructure Strategy: Building for Stability and Agility
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: Access this short video now to hear from Tim Yeaton, Senior VP at the Infrastructure Business Group as he discusses how you can build your IT infrastructure for stability and agility with the help of technological innovations.Discover what new technologies can help improve your organization's IT infrastructure to better meet your business needs.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Premiered: 16 Apr 2015

Red Hat

Lamar Advertising Gets Their Weekends Back with Pure Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
VIDEO: This video illustrates how Lamar Advertising can now move forward and work faster with an increase in their storage capacity. Watch how the transformations of their business and IT allowed them to improve their productivity and performance.
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 | Premiered: 09 Sep 2015

Pure Storage

Multifactor Authentication Security School
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VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: In this virtual security classroom, Michael Cobb, a renowned security author with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, surveys the latest authentication methods and technologies coming onto the market.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Premiered: 15 Dec 2014

Endpoint Backup & Restore: Protect Everyone, Everywhere
sponsored by Code42
WEBCAST: Access now and watch Arek Sokol from the bleeding-edge IT team at Genentech/Roche explain how he leverages cross-platform enterprise endpoint backup in the public cloud as part of his company's global, "100% virtual" strategy.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Aug 2, 2013


ESG - Lab Validation Report on the Quantum DXi7500 Disk-based backup and Replication Solution
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WEBCAST: This Webcast examines in detail a new storage platform that seamlessly fits into existing backup environments and provides a flexible policy-based deduplication technology.
Posted: 22 Dec 2008 | Premiered: Dec 22, 2008

Quantum Corporation

Expert Analysis of LTFS: Role in Backup, Media & Entertainment, and Beyond (Podcast)
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
PODCAST: In this podcast, Storage Decisions speaker Jon Toigo discusses the role of LTFS for backup, how it works, and the requirements for implementation. He also provides a glimpse into the LTFS future and explains why more IT professionals are embracing it as general purpose storage.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Jul 15, 2013

Oracle Corporation

F5 Data Manager Trial Version
sponsored by F5 Networks
TRIAL SOFTWARE: F5 Data Manager helps you understand your file storage environment. This trial version will perform an inventory of your environment and enable you to run detailed reports that analyze which file types are being created, who is creating them, how quickly they age, and which resources they consume.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Premiered: 14 Sep 2009

F5 Networks

Flash: The tipping point in systems
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video discusses flash and the new era of computing from IBM. Learn more about how IBM is once again leading the transformation in data processing.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Premiered: 11 Apr 2013


Flight Options Case Study Video
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
VIDEO: Find out how Flight Options, the second largest fractional aircraft provider in the world, was able to optimize their storage by implementing a new system for storage.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 01 Nov 2012

Dell, Inc.

Flight Options Case Study Video
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this brief video, you will discover how the second largest fractional aircraft provider in the world deployed a flash-optimized storage strategy in order to gain efficiency, ease of use, premier support and superior compatibility with VMware.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 1, 2012

Dell, Inc.

Get Cost Visibility and Chargeback for Your Cloud Services
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This in-depth webcast, presented by Daniel Galecki, a software veteran and IT asset management guru, covers the IT transformation from a cost center to an IT service broker, and explains why analysts agree that chargeback is critical to the success of your cloud projects.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 10 Jun 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Pro for VMware vSphere Video
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
VIDEO: Check out this short video to explore a complete solution for all the elements in your environment. This technology is a turnkey private cloud infrastructure solution with unified management to enable administrators to quickly provision their data center and manage all the components from a single user interface. View now to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Premiered: 12 Oct 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

Hybrid ITSM: Because having one option isn't an option
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This interactive resource discusses how you can make your business more efficient, compliant, and secured with the help of a hybrid IT service management solution.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Premiered: 28 Jun 2013

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

IBM Service Management for Communication Service Providers
sponsored by IBM
SOFTWARE DEMO: This video shows how IBM’s Integrated Service Management for CSPs is a highly scalable solution that improves visibility, control and automation across your business.
Posted: 26 Oct 2010 | Premiered: 22 Oct 2010


Keeping Service Desk Simple
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WEBCAST: Access this informative webcast to learn about an innovative service desk technology that was designed to simplify service desk processes and alleviate the common issues associated with legacy service desk systems.
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Premiered: Jul 1, 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.

La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology: Customer Video
sponsored by Absolute
VIDEO: In this on-demand video case study, learn how the right enterprise-level management software allowed La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology to better manage, secure, and track all of its systems and devices.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Premiered: 12 Nov 2013


Leveraging Dell/EMC Storage with Enterprise Flash Drives for Oracle Deployments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: This presentation describes the use of enterprise flash drives in Oracle environments and Dell/EMC storage arrays.
Posted: 04 May 2010 | Premiered: Mar 15, 2010

Dell, Inc.
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MAID DEFINITION (continued): …  high-volume tape libraries. A MAID is usually constructed with low-cost Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) drives, which have shorter mean time between failure (MTBF) ratings than more expensive drives. When MAID is implemented, every drive is periodically tested. If a drive shows signs of failure, data is transferred to other drives. A MAID has far greater storage density than a RAID (redundant array of independent disks) system of equal cost. In addition to reducing power consumption, the cooling requirements of MAID are also reduced. Limitations of MAID include lower throughput than … 
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