NewsForge: How GNU/Linux and Serial ATA RAID Teamed Up to Save Money

“Recently Mailroute, a company that provides virus and spam
filtering for businesses, switched its GNU/Linux-based servers from
SCSI to Serial ATA disks and saved itself a lot of money. The
switchover wouldn’t have been possible without Broadcom’s new SATA
RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) controller, the
RAIDCore BC4852.

“While the product was in development, RAIDCore was an
independent company working with Mailroute as it developed a
GNU/Linux product. When chipmaker Broadcom acquired RAIDCore
earlier this year, there were some concerns that Linux support
would get lost in the shuffle…”


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