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Storage software industry takes a revenue hit

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : Business Tech 

The storage software industry has seen its first quarterly sales decline after more than five years of solid growth, according to a report from market researcher IDC.

First-quarter 2009 revenue for the industry sank 5.2 percent to $2.8 billion from the previous year. The slump has impacted several key vendors, including Hewlett-Packard, EMC, and IBM, all of which sell storage software to enterprise clients.

"The combination of the normally slow first quarter for most companies with the contin...

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Is RAID storage living on borrowed time?

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : TechNews 

The basic idea of RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) storage is combining multiple small, cheap disk drives into an array of disk drives (appearing to the computer as a single logical storage unit) that yields performance exceeding that of a SLED (Single Large Expensive Drive).

RAID offers many advantages over the use of single hard disks, including higher data security, fault tolerance, improved availability, and integrated capacity.

That said, RAID was invented more than 30 ...

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