This handbook offers three related RAID tips. The first offers insight into RAID today, the second defines and details the most common RAID levels currently in use, and the final piece offers advice on how to choose the appropriate RAID level for your needs.
RAID is still relevant today, possibly even more than in the past. However, it has become a transparent, standard feature that isn't often discussed. This segment outlines the state of RAID today.
This segment offers a listing of the RAID levels in use today and details the characteristics and applications of each.
This segment offers nine things to consider when deciding which RAID level is right for your organization's needs.
Related RAID information:
About the author: Greg Schulz is founder and senior analyst with the IT infrastructure analyst and consulting firm StorageIO Group. Greg is also the author and illustrator of Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier) and has contributed material to "Storage" magazine and other TechTarget venues.
This was first published in June 2007