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ALSO CALLED: Array, R A I D Array, Storage Arrays, Arrays, RAID Array, Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, R A I D, Redundant Array of Independent Disks, Disk Arrays
DEFINITION: Double-parity RAID (redundant array of independent disks), also called diagonal-parity RAID, Advanced Data Guarding (RAID_ADG), or RAID-6, is a method of protecting against multiple storage drive failures by creating two sets of parity data on an array of hard disks. In a conventional RAID, data is stored in different places on multiple hard disks, thereby increasing the aggregate mean time between  … 
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Data Protection in Two Dimensions
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WHITE PAPER: Uncover an all-flash storage array that provides two independent dimensions of data protection to help monitor and predict upcoming flash failures. See how you can increase your flash storage efficiency and endurance without sacrificing protection.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016


Flash Options in the Array vs. Server
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Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014


Top 10 Backup Challenges and Expert Recommendations to Address Them
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EGUIDE: Access this expert eGuide to learn about the backup challenges that companies struggle with today, and how to address them.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 12 Nov 2013

The Data Center SSD Takeover is Well Underway
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EGUIDE: In this expert guide, hear from IT analyst, Bob Plankers as he explores the future of flash technology. See why RAID is quickly becoming outdated and learn how automated tiering is driving the data center SSD takeover.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Micron Technology

Trade-Up Your Aging Xsan
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RESOURCE: View today's featured storage offer before it expires, where you can claim up to $8,000 for trading-up your storage workflow infrastructure for a modernized Xsan-compatible environment.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Quantum Corporation

Making Complex Storage Systems Simpler
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about an easy to use complex storage system that increases capacity, performance, and scalability.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015


An Introduction to IBM Spectrum Scale
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a software-defined storage system that successfully manages big data and solves storage complexities.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015


Faster DB2 Performance with IBM FlashSystem
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WHITE PAPER: This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of IBM FlashSystem™ running in a DB2® environment with a focus on performance and the benefits gained from running DB2 with Flash storage.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 09 May 2014


Capabilities of leading RAID storage system may surprise you
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WHITE PAPER: SUSE needed a new storage infrastructure to accommodate over 80TB of data to host its core SUSE Linux Enterprise internal development environment. This case study illustrates how SUSE utilized one storage solution to address these issues and, in turn, reaped the many benefits.
Posted: 07 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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Storage at the Speed of Wall Street
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the features of flash storage that can help organizations stay up to speed in the financial industry. Read on to get a better sense of the benefits of flash storage, and the obstacles to avoid when selecting potential arrays.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014


The Road to Better Storage: Keep Up with Data Growth
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases a comprehensive approach to meeting today's demanding storage needs. Discover how this innovative solution can give you the right combination of more and less to meet the needs of data and storage growth – while minimizing budgets and resources.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2013


Achieving Five-9's Availability
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the stringent quality and measurement procedures that ensure maximum uptime.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 11 Jan 2012

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

The Past, Present, and Future of RAID Data Protection
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EBOOK: In this handbook on the past, present and future of RAID data protection, learn which RAID data protection options are viable today, which ones make sense for your shop, and how RAID can be replaced and improved upon.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 22 Nov 2013

Data Protection: Protect Physical, Virtual, and Cloud Environments
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WHITE PAPER: This informative paper examines a data protection solution that's built for today's IT and can help you get back up and running after system downtime ASAP. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Dell, Inc.

Coffee Break: Embracing Tiered Storage
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WHITE PAPER: In this brief white paper, you will discover tiering strategies that have emerged as an indispensable tool to cost-effectively harness the massive data growth.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

Tiered Storage: Definitions, Deployment, Options, and Guidelines for Getting Started
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines various definitions and interpretations of tiered storage and presents an overview of its key benefits, challenges, and deployment options.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013 | Published: 21 Oct 2013


Expert Considerations for Purchasing Data Storage Equipment
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EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, Jon Toigo, CEO and managing principal of Toigo Partners International and chairman of Data Management Institute, explains why we need to start testing gear again and explores the latest storage validation advances and additions to the market.
Posted: 17 Sep 2013 | Published: 17 Sep 2013

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Big Data Storage Architecture: Categories, Strengths and Use Cases
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EGUIDE: Check out this expert e-guide to explore today's best storage architectures built for big data. Read on to learn more about how distributed nodes, scale-out NAS, SSD arrays and object-based storage can all help conquer the challenges of big data.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2013


Expert Comparison of 7 Storage Efficiency Methods
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide describes the fundamentals of storage efficiency and compares the performance, capacity and costs of seven efficiency methods.
Posted: 04 Sep 2013 | Published: 04 Sep 2013

AdvizeX Technologies

Software-Defined Storage: Concept, Benefits, and Key Players
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EGUIDE: This e-guide explores the concept and key characteristics of software-defined storage and points out the cost and scalability benefits it can provide, particularly in virtual infrastructures.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013


Measuring Storage Performance to Better Predict Your Storage Needs
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WHITE PAPER: Get help measuring the performance of your software-based storage and traditional hardware-based storage to better predict your current and future storage needs.
Posted: 14 Aug 2013 | Published: 14 Aug 2013


Re-enforcing a Reduced IT Infrastructure Model with High Availabilty
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WHITE PAPER: Do you want an affordable, advanced storage clustering solution with high availability? Discover how you can use LSI Syncro CS solution at a low-cost that is even simpler-to-deploy.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Building an Affordable, Fully Redundant Storage Appliance
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WHITE PAPER: A shared storage solution is critical to achieving many of the benefits of server virtualization. Find out how LSI Syncro CS solutions can help you get reliable and high availability shared storage now.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Making Server Redundancy Affordable for Remote and Branch Offices
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WHITE PAPER: Setting up redundant servers with full data protection can be too expensive, complex, and impractical for many organizations. Read how ROBO sites deploying Syncro solutions can cost effectively give you business continuity and robust data protection.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

LSI Syncro CS Solutions Performance Considerations
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WHITE PAPER: Want faster, affordable high availability deployment for DAS architecture? Read how Syncro CS solution, with LSI MegaRAID technology, can help you easily defeat cost and management problems.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.
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RAID DEFINITION (continued): …  failures (MTBF) and improving the fault-tolerance. In the approach known as RAID-4, the number of bits in data blocks on multiple disks is added up, and the total is kept on a disk called the parity disk. If a drive fails, data recovery is facilitated by using the bits stored on the parity disk and bits remaining on the surviving drives. In RAID-5, the parity information is stored diagonally across all the disks in the RAID set. If a single drive fails, the original data is calculated from the parity information remaining on the surviving disks in the set.Because hard disk storage capacity continues … 
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