Latency is the time interval between the dispatch of a request and the receipt of a reply or acknowledgement. Latency can have a major negative impact on data transfers over a network, especially wide area networks. Long latencies can threaten various storage operations if the time to respond to a signal is longer than a time-out period for the application controlling the operation.
When traditional RAID can't meet demands for petabyte-scale capacity with both high reliability and fast access, the answer is object storage.
Disk archives that combine object storage with industry-leading erasure code to deliver maximum availability.