Block Storage

What is block storage ?

Block storage is a form of cloud storage that is used to store data, often on storage area networks (SANs). Data is stored in blocks, with each block stored separately based on the efficiency needs of the SAN. 

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Benefits & Advantages

Flexibility

As storage needs grow, organizations can add block storage volumes without sacrificing performance.

Performance

Ideal for applications that require a high number of IOPS and low latency, such as database servers.

Additional Storage

Block storage provides an easy way to expand your storage beyond the capacity of your instance and create room for even more data.

Off-Server Backup Solution

Keeping your data safe from disaster or satisfying a need for redundant storage is mission-critical. Block storage is separate from your local server, providing a safe and secure method of storing your data.

Frequently Asked Questions

Block storage is an approach to data storage in which each storage volume acts as an individual hard drive that is configured by the storage administrator. In the block storage model, data is saved to the storage media in fixed-sized chunks called blocks.

Block storage, sometimes referred to as block-level storage, is a technology that is used to store data files on Storage Area Networks (SANs) or cloud-based storage environments. Developers favor block storage for computing situations where they require fast, efficient, and reliable data transportation.

The most common examples of Block Storage are SAN, iSCSI, and local disks. Block storage is the most commonly used storage type for most applications. It can be either locally or network-attached and are typically formatted with a file system like FAT32, NTFS, EXT3, and EXT4.

Block storage is a popular choice in modern data centers due to the following benefits: Performance—ideal for applications that require a high number of IOPS and low latency, such as database servers. Flexibility—as storage needs grow, organizations can add block storage volumes without sacrificing performance.

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