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RAID controller market's days are numbered (is now EOL)

by Zsolt Kerekes, editor -
In my 2009 article storage market outlook to 2015 I explained why the hardware RAID controller market for HDDs would soon come to an end - as users switch to enterprise SSDs to accelerate apps speeds and increase storage reliability - while alternative software based data dispersion schemes using cloud technologies will provide better data survivability than RAID in HDD based arrays.

I also predicted that the legacy RAID controller vendors would either have to migrate to SSDs (PCIe SSDs or SSD ASAPs (auto-tiering hybrids)) or go our of business.

Some RAID concepts have moved inside SSDs. (This is process which started in the late 1990s.)

As a result of these various market changes this resource page about RAID controller chips and HBAs - which was once very popular in the 1990s - is now obsolete and joins floppy drives, optical drives and tape libraries as part of storage history.

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