Block storage software is used to store structured object files. This storage architecture is highly scalable as it organizes files into standardized formats. These blocks provide less metadata than object storage software, where individual files maintain clumps of additional information, metadata, and identifiers. Block storage software also allows the ability to edit individual components of data blocks without accessing the entire object file.
Companies use block storage solutions to create large, scalable systems that operate with efficient workloads. They also reduce overhead related to storage management and optimize database performance.
To qualify for inclusion in the Block Storage category, a product must:
Azure Disk storage gives you the durability, availability, and security you need for your virtual machines whether you need the highest availability for mission-critical workloads, or cost-effective options for test scenarios.
Block Storage Volumes are managed independently of Linode instances. A user can attach and detach Volumes to any Linode at any time without having to reboot. If you delete a Linode then you can simply attach your Volume to another instance without data loss.
IBM Spectrum Accelerate is a software-defined block storage solution designed for rapid and flexible deployment across heterogeneous infrastructure on and off premises. It can be deployed on your choice of servers: x86 commodity-choice hardware, integrated appliances (including IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 and pre-validated third party appliances), and IBM public cloud. Based on proven XIV technology, it provides the block storage component of IBM Spectrum Storage, and extends flexibly through IBM Spectrum Storage suite-level and IBM Spectrum Accelerate ecosystem-level licensing.
Cloud Block Storage offers reliable, high-performance, on-demand storage for applications hosted on Cloud Servers. Even the most resource-hungry workloads run seamlessly, so users can always count on your application to perform consistently.
SkyAtlas API allows you to manage your cloud infrastructure in a simple and programmatic way. You can automate routine tasks with RESTful SkyAtlas API that you are familiar with in the SkyAtlas administrator interface.