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RAID (redundant array of inexpensive disks) refers to a data storage scheme using multiple hard drives to share or replicate data among the drives. Depending on the configuration of the RAID (typically referred to as the RAID level), the benefit of RAID is one or more of increased data integrity, fault-tolerance, throughput or capacity compared to single drives.
System reliability is a vital component in Storage Area Network (SAN) design that keeps your production environment operating and avoids data loss and downtime. But since SANs are built using both mechanical and electronic parts, component failures due to usage, environmental factors, or manufacturing defects are not uncommon. Even in completely redundant systems, controllers can fail, fans can stop operating, power supplies can burn out, and disk drives can degrade or fail.
Download this exclusive report to learn how NetApp direct-to-tape technology can reduce the number of media servers required to support a solution, which can reduce hardware, software, and management costs by utilizing the VTL to perform tape exports.
The IBM System x 3350 is a rack server designed for single-application hosting. This datasheet explains the details and benefits of the x3350, including its energy efficiency, high availability and outstanding performance, as well as the integrated systems management tools that help you manage complexity.
For workloads that traditionally require dual-processor systems, such as e-mail and collaboration, Web serving and Java-based applications, IBM offers the System x3350. It's also ideal for server deployments that require a dedicated server with high RAS features. For extensive details, download the product guide.
When the IBM System x3350 was compared directly with Dell's PowerEdge R300 under the new SPECpower ssj_ops/watt benchmark, the IBM server scored more than 15 percent better than the equivalent from Dell. See all the details in this special report.
Selecting the right server for your business-critical applications is an investment in the future of your business. This datasheet explores the IBM System x3650 server, and shows how it can save energy costs, help you manage growth and complexity, and protect valuable IT investments.
Discover the IBM System x3650, a highly available and expandable, rack-dense, 2U dual-socket SMP server, ideal for application serving in Web environments. This product guide gives an overview of the x3650, as well as key features and specifications of this flexible, reliable, and simple-to-manage server.
Energy use and environmental impact are hot topics right now. But it's not just the environment at stake, it's your IT budget. By "going green" with the energy efficient IBM System x servers featuring Intel Xeon processors, you can cut your energy costs by half and save floor space to make room for future growth.
Get the details on these benefits and many others in this Solution Brief from IBM.
This document will explain the behavior and benefit of implementing Diskeeper defragmentation software with intricate modern hardware technologies such as RAID, NAS and SANs. SANs, NAS devices, corporate servers, and even high end workstations and multimedia-centric desktops characteristically implement multiple physical disk drives in some form of fault tolerant disk striping (RAID).
Most data storage devices can be broadly characterized as either fixed media or removable media. This paper briefly examines and compares magnetic tape, magneto-optical disk, and removable magnetic disks, and identifies their positioning, future trends, and market applications.
Disk in the form of - that is, disk presented as tape - can be added without requiring huge changes to existing backup strategies. This is more straightforward than adding disk into an existing environment, because adding disk without the VTL interface requires complex and unavoidable changes to existing strategies.
As your data volume and value increases, reduce your risk with the IBM System Storage DS3400 Express. This direct-attach storage (DAS) or SAN solution is scalable and expandable to consolidate your data. It’s also flexible and affordable for small and midsize businesses. Get all the details at a glance in this data sheet.