Definition

bunch of redundant independent clouds (BRIC)

Contributor(s): Sarah Wilson

Bunch of Redundant Independent Clouds (BRIC) is a method of data protection in which data is striped across multiple cloud providers in a similar fashion to the way data is striped across disks in a RAID architecture.

BRIC provides resiliency and high availability to protect against occurrences such as cloud outages or data loss and improve privacy by storing fragments of data across different providers. No cloud provider would store a complete copy of the data, so information would still be protected in the event of a security breach.

Because storage costs usually rise with the addition of multiple providers and configuration can be difficult, BRIC has yet to see widespread adoption.

This was last updated in January 2015

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