Should You Use RAID with Your Solid-State Drive?

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Dec 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

For over thirty years, “RAID” configurations have been widely used throughout the IT-sphere to improve the reliability and performance of storage solutions. This technology’s lifespan demonstrates its usefulness, long before the advent and widespread use of solid-state drives, beginning with hard disk drives. 

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Topics: RAID, Computer Data Storage, SSD

The Cost of Compromise: 11 Things You Do To Make Storage Run Faster

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Dec 11, 2012 2:21:50 PM

Typically, compromise can be a great thing – certainly a mandate in most relationships; but not in the world of IT, and especially not in the storage space. In IT, compromise always comes at a cost.

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Topics: RAID, caching, IO scheduling, over provisioning, short stroking, summary tables