RAID is not a Backup solution. RAID creates a single usable data disk, where several physical disks are combined into an array for better speed and/or fault tolerance.
SoftLayer provides a few backups solutions:
- Evault Backup is an enterprise backup solution that can automate backups across multiple servers. Data is stored to an enterprise SAN (storage area network).
- Network Attached Storage (NAS) is an industry standard, and provides off-server storage for critical data. Data is stored to an enterprise SAN (storage area network).
- R1Soft CDP provides high-performance disk-to-disk server backup featuring a central management and data repository. R1Soft CDP protects data at block level, and unique disk blocks on the server are stored only once across all recovery points, increasing storage efficiency.