RAID-Based Data Placement (Cope, Erl)
How can data be stored on a RAID level that matches its required performance and protection levels?
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.
An interface is provided to cloud consumers that can communicate information about the available underlying RAID levels of cloud storage devices.
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.
Burst In, Burst Out to Private Cloud, Burst Out to Public Cloud, Cloud Authentication, Cloud Balancing, Elastic Environment, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Isolated Trust Boundary, Multitenant Environment, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Resilient Environment, Resource Workload Management, Secure Burst Out to Private Cloud/Public Cloud, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
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.