Have We Really Outgrown RAID?

James Green writing for comments:

The industry has been talking about this for a few years now, but it’s becoming a real and present concern. RAID protection schemes have been used for a long time to protect data, either by mirroring the same data across redundant drives or by calculating parity across a collection of drives such that upon the failure of any drive (or drives), the data can be reconstructed with the remaining data.

RAID is as much a function of math as anything else. And when the math starts support failure, it’s time to look at your strategy.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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