The growth of big data has exposed the bottlenecks and failures of traditional storage methods, especially with regards to unstructured data. Traditional RAID storage schemes are based on parity, and if more than two drives fail simultaneously, data becomes unrecoverable. RAID is suitable for most storage requirements, but with the burden that big data places on storage needs, this failure scenario starts to become more likely.
About the Author
Dustin Smith, Chief Technologist
Throughout his twenty-five year career, Dustin Smith has specialized in designing enterprise architectural solutions. As the Chief Technologist at ASG, Dustin uses his advanced understanding of cloud compute models to help customers develop and align their cloud strategies with their business objectives. His master-level engineering knowledge spans storage, systems, and networking.