With the proliferation of “big data” and cloud computing, the data storage needs of organizations are larger than ever before. When it comes to mission critical data, RAID arrays have been a solid reliable choice. But as data storage needs increase, IT managers for data centers and other large organizations may have to make choices and sacrifices. Getting enough affordable storage could mean compromising speed and performance for lower costs.
Data Growth by the Numbers
According to an article at IT Pro Portal, http://www.itproportal.com/2013/06/11/bridging-data-deluge-gap-new-raid-flash-technology/ IT storage and bandwidth needs are increasing faster than IT budgets can keep up.
- Network traffic could increase 32 percent between 2011 and 2015
- Storage capacity needs will grow at a rate of 50 percent, compounded annually, during the same time period
- IT spending will grow only five percent annually
The Solution: RAID Flash
Incorporating flash technology into existing RAID arrays represents a possible, practical solution to diminishing IT budgets and expanding needs. Tiered storage arrays with a RAID controller that uses Flash memory, combined with intelligent storage, can replace the hard disk drives traditionally used to maintain performance in RAID arrays. The resulting RAID array could represent performance from five to 30 times better than regular RAID arrays.
Combined Solutions Require State-of-the-Art RAID Recovery
These new solutions will make RAID data recovery with a flash controller more complicated. RAID recovery professionals who use reverse engineering of RAID systems to develop the most effective RAID recovery techniques will be more in demand than ever before.
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