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RAID-level Identifier

RAID-level Identifier

The RAID-level identifier mechanism is used to provide RAID-level information on cloud storage devices. This mechanism can be established in one of the following ways:

  • If cloud storage device vendors provide APIs or SDKs to automate the process, this mechanism can be implemented automatically for integration into a cloud storage management portal mechanism (Figure 1).
  • If no API or SDK can be provided, the cloud storage administrators should manually populate the information using available features or options, such as inventory tags or defined attributes

Figure 1 – A RAID-level identifier mechanism uses the cloud storage management portal mechanism to return information on the specifics of the cloud storage devices to Cloud Consumer A.

Related Patterns: Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) Module 7: Fundamental Cloud Security Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) Module 8: Advanced Cloud Security

This mechanism is covered in CCP Module 7: Fundamental Cloud Security and
in Module 8: Advanced Cloud Security.

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Cloud Computing Design Patterns

The architectural model upon which this design pattern is based is further covered in:

Cloud Computing Design Patterns by Thomas Erl, Robert Cope, Amin Naserpour

(ISBN: 9780133858563, Hardcover, ~ 528 pages)

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