RAID Hardware Card
IKOULA integrates into the server a RAID card facilitating a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1E, or RAID 10 type hardware redundancy. A RAID 1 redundancy has been installed on IKOULA’s dedicated servers, securing the stored data.
The RAID 1 redundancy consists of mirroring the data on a second disk. The disks thus work in pairs and the information is written and read simultaneously on each pair. The information being stored identically on both disks, if one has a fault, the user can recover the data from the second disk. This perfect redundancy system allows you to feel assured regarding the security of your data in the case of failure.
Thanks to the RAID offered by IKOULA, the redundancy system is managed by a dedicated piece of hardware which provides comprehensive security of the operating system’s boot function and the RAID management has no impact on the server’s performance. On both Windows and Linux the administrator will benefit from dedicated software to monitor his or her RAID volume.
Advantages of a RAID hardware controller card compared to RAID software
Protection upon startup
No negative impact on the availability of data if the startup read encounters errors or fails completely.
Performance independent of the server workload
No impact on the performance of the application currently running on the host system.
RAID application independent of the host
No problems with data integrity if the system freezes.
Improved protection in the case of a power cut
The RAID hardware generally retains the log of current entries on non-volatile hardware while the RAID software cannot offer this protection, making it difficult to recover from a loss of power during an entry.
Not vulnerable to viruses
The RAID volumes are completely independent of the host system and the operating system. No problems with data integrity arise if the host system files.
Dedicated visual software interface to support the RAID
Easy maintenance of the RAID matrix thanks to a dedicated visual interface.
Easy to replace
Should the disk crash, the RAID volume is easily maintainable by replacing the defective disk with a working disk.