Distributed Data Protection
Data protection is the key to building a scalable storage system. Without the appropriate protection schema file systems will have to be limited in size to accommodate the rebuild time window and data exposure risk. Popular data protection schemes that deliver on scalability hurt performance while the performant schemes hurt scalability. This whitepaper will show that by designing the data distribution and data protection scheme from scratch leveraging modern SSD technology, WekaIO has created a new category of data protection with integrated intelligence that offers greater protection than RAID, Erasure Coding, or replication without the performance or overhead impact associated with these legacy technologies.