A.2.2. Locating a Key in the Hash Space
Red Hat JBoss Data Grid always uses an algorithm to locate a key in the hash space. As a result, the node that stores the key is never manually specified. This scheme allows any node to know which node owns a particular key without such ownership information being distributed. This scheme reduces the amount of overhead and, more importantly, improves redundancy because the ownership information does not need to be replicated in case of node failure.