RAID (or a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) is a way of storing logical data across a medium which is composed of multiple physical hard disk drives blended into one or more logical units or volumes that is used for data redundancy, performance improvement, and reliability.
Reading Time: 3minutesThe Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks or RAID, is a robust method of storing data efficiently. It uses techniques like striping, mirroring, and parity to utilize multiple hard drives combined into larger volumes.
RAID serves two main purposes, it can be configured to mirror your data, giving you the potential opportunity to survive a catastrophic disk crash (depending on the configurations) and the other purpose is to make data reading and writing faster. Some RAID configurations do both.
Cloud Block Storage provides additional hard drive space for your Private Cloud Hosted Server with just a few clicks. The space is not pre-formatted but rather, it is a raw block device. The simplicity of providing a raw block device on the cloud means that you can mount and format the space on your server however you would like, with whatever filesystem is appropriate for your needs. This does entail a small amount of work getting the space into a usable state which we will address in this article.