Rob…to your point about the Thailand floods’ impact on HDD supplies. The good news is that enterprise storage producers are expected to experience less impact than consumer product producers will. But clearly, there WILL be an impact.]]>
As you conclude:
“Organizations must give careful consideration to their storage for business critical apps.”
Today, that includes planning for 2012 HDD shortages worldwide due to the Thailand floods.
With this risk to business critical storage in mind, TechCycle3.com is asking IT managers with large server operations:
Which is your data center’s standard practice for disk drive replacement?
A. Replace disk drives individually only as they fail.
B. When one disk drive in a rack fails, replace all drives in that rack.
C. In addition to replacing disks when they fail, replace each disk after __ months of use.
If you answered B or C, and with the Thailand floods threatening through much of 2012 to limit availability of new disk drives and to substantially raise their prices, has your organization considered not destroying any working disk drives you remove?
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