Every primary storage system has a technique to protect against media failure. The go-to choice for most vendors is RAID, but is it the right choice for you? The way your storage system protects against media failure is more than a “checkbox.” It is a critical decision that affects application availability and the system’s ability to adapt to the future, directly impacting how often you will perform storage migrations.
This Whiteboard On-Demand is on protecting from media failure. During the session, we will review the two typical choices; RAID or Erasure Coding. RAID is a decades-old technology. It is inflexible and inefficient, forcing constant migrations. It is also plagued with slow rebuild times, especially as drive capacities increase. Erasure Coding is an alternative technology that addresses RAID weaknesses, but can it keep up with production performance demands?