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Storage Area Network Fundamentals by Meeta Gupta

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Appendix A. RAID Technology and Fibre Channel Vendors

 

Redundant Array of Independent Disks, or RAID, has revolutionized the way online data is stored in computers. Spanning the entire spectrum, from personal computers to supercomputers, RAID technology offers significant improvements in reliability, availability, and serviceability of data.

 
 --Joe Molina, Chairman, RAID Advisory Board

Originally referred to as Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, the concept of RAID was first developed in the late 1980s by Patterson, Gibson, and Katz of the University of California at Berkeley. (The RAID Advisory Board has since substituted the term Inexpensive with Independent.)

RAID is a disk subsystem that is composed of multiple, independent, and high-performance ...

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