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