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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This paper explores the benefits of Data Migration Facility (DMF) for streamlining data management for the most data-intensive environments. Usage scenarios are discussed along with the core technologies that have made DMF so successful.
Any organization with growing data storage -- and that's just about everybody now -- needs to do something, and what they did in the past won't work in the future. This paper gives a brief view into "new storage" -- flexible, scalable and green.
Power consumption is now a major concern and it's time you think about making your storage environment more "green." Read this white paper to learn how MAID devices can help you achieve this and find out about different MAID solutions available.
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In this keynote session, from Storage Decisions New York 2006, Ray Lucchesi, President Silverton Consulting, discusses why the key to the tuning process is a thorough understanding of your application requirements.
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