A crazy data backup scheme that works

So heres the cool and sexy part: Symform protects your data through a redundancy mechanism it calls RAID-96. First, your backup data is hacked into 64MB blocks. These blocks are then encrypted using the industry standard AES-256 encryption algorithm. They are further chopped into 64 blocks of 1MB each. From those 64 blocks, 32 more parity blocks are computed, allowing you to reconstitute the original 64 1MB blocks from any 64 of the 96 resulting blocks. From there, the 96 1MB blocks are shipped out to 96 other nodes in Symforms Cooperative Storage Cloud.

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hmmm. but wouldn’t you need something more? if your data are in the cloud you would need multiple, redundant network connections – that’s RAIN