The Importance of RAID Storage in Data Centers

Managing a data center is never an easy task for a company of any size. Now, when we take into consideration what a Google data center would look like, with Google being the biggest search engine in the world of the modern Internet, it is very easy to conclude that managing a data center such as a Google data center would be anything but easy.

There are a lot of things that need to be taken care of when it comes to managing a data center, and these things include thermal management, data storage, data backup solutions, security and many more things.

What is RAID?

RAID, meaning Redundant Array of Independent Disks, is basically a system that uses many different hard drives and makes a unique storage system out of all of these pieces of hardware. This results in the creation of only one virtual drive, which consists of all the hard disk drives on a particular site, and the memory capacity of this drive can amount to hundreds of terabytes. When using RAID storage in your data center, it is very important to remember the following information: the main virtual drive of the RAID system will automatically adopt the data transfer rate of the physical hard disk drive with the lowest data transfer rate, as this is the only way in which the data can be successfully transferred from one hard drive to another. Therefore, it is always a good idea to have exactly the same hard drives with the same data transfer speed, so as to enable the RAID system to function properly.


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