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Ask the Answer Guy – Is DSS necessary if I have RAID?
Why do I need DSS if my server has a RAID disk subsystem?"
In the event that a drive fails, Raid lowers risk of downtime and is a “baseline requirement” for servers. But RAID alone provides no protection against accidental or intentional deletion or corruption. For example, software updates have been known to have an update "go bad,” requiring a restore of last known good. We’ve had clients think they were simply “house cleaning” their local drive while inadvertently removing important folders on the server.
Also, if there is a fire, water damage, or theft, you need the Dependable SafeSTOR unit with cloud copy in order to recover everything from the cloud. RAID alone won’t give you that.
About Brent Whitfield
Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., which provides IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP Mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.