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RAID-Based Data Placement (Cope, Erl)

How can data be stored on a RAID level that matches its required performance and protection levels?

RAID-Based Data Placement

Problem

Cloud storage devices can be provisioned with different underlying and back-end RAID levels. Data placed on a RAID level that is incompatible with its performance or protection requirements can be in jeopardy of underperforming or failing.

Solution

An interface is provided to cloud consumers that can communicate information about the available underlying RAID levels of cloud storage devices.

Application

A RAID identifier mechanism is used to inform the cloud consumer of RAID levels available for a selected cloud storage device by directly interacting with the cloud storage management portal mechanism.
RAID-Based Data Placement: A RAID-level identifier mechanism will use the cloud storage management portal mechanism to return information on the specifics of the cloud storage devices to Cloud Consumer A.

A RAID-level identifier mechanism will use the cloud storage management portal mechanism to return information on the specifics of the cloud storage devices to Cloud Consumer A.