StorPool is a block-storage software that uses standard hardware and builds a storage system out of this hardware. It is installed on the servers and creates a shared storage pool from their local drives in these servers. Compared to traditional SANs, all-flash arrays, or other storage software Stor…
Block Storage Overview
What is Block Storage?Block storage is a data storage type where data is kept in volumes, "blocks," acting as individual drives. These blocks can be configured and moved around a storage area network (SAN). It is the most common type of storage used for applications, RAID arrays, and virtual machines. Block storage systems lack metadata but are familiar and easy to work with, performant, and can be used across distributed systems, at relatively low loss to efficiency.
Block-level storage is commonly associated to and managed within storage area networks (SANs). It is distinguished from object storage, where data is stored with customizable metadata and tags which describe the data. Block storage is supplied by cloud service vendors providing IaaS. It may be available as an add-on to a product or available standalone for any purpose. Vendors offer inbuilt security for block storage services, such as data encryption, restricted (e.g. read only) access, and may offer performance and access SLAs. Pricing may be dynamic (e.g. pay-as-you-go), or packaged, depending on the vendor.
Block Storage Products
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Red Hat Ceph Storage is a software defined storage option.
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) from AWS is designed for application workloads that benefit from fine tuning for performance, cost and capacity. Typical use cases include Big Data analytics engines (like the Hadoop/HDFS ecosystem and Amazon EMR clusters), relational and NoSQL databases (like Micros…
DataDirect Networks (DDN) offers their SFA line of high density block storage solutions, including the SFA14KX and the SFA18K.
SUSE Enterprise Storage is a software defined storage option from German company SUSE.
Vultr in Matawan provides a variety of storage as a service solutions, including the Vultr Block Storage service.
Google's Persistent Disk service on Google Cloud is designed to present reliable, high-performance block storage for virtual machine instances.
Microsoft's Managed Disks service on Azure are the company's recommended disk storage offering for use with Azure virtual machines for persistent storage of data.
Rackspace Cloud Block Storage is designed to present reliable, high-performance, on-demand storage for applications hosted on Cloud Servers.
Huawei's FusionStorage is a distributed storage system that provides block, object, big data, and file storage for upper-layer applications.
Cloud Block Store from Pure Storage delivers storage services, resiliency, and APIs consistent with Pure’s on-premises infrastructure, so the user can run existing apps in the cloud.
Stratoscale Block Storage is native block storage, designed to be extremely scalable, agile and flexible, while fully compatible with the requirements of cloud computing.
The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Block Storage Classic service is an IaaS provides elastic storage and infinite scalability without need for new hardware, featuring optional data encryption, and role-based access.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Block Volumes are available to Oracle Cloud customers, providing scalability and pay-as-you-go pricing.
IBM Spectrum Accelerate is an enterprise software defined block storage solution.
IBM offers their Block Storage service via IBM Cloud, allowing users to deploy and customize flash-backed iSCSI block storage from 25 GB to 12,000 GB capacity with up to 48,000 IOPS.
DigitalOcean's Droplets is designed to help the user spin up a virtual machine in just 55 seconds. Standard, General Purpose, CPU-Optimized, or Memory-Optimized configurations provide flexibility to build, test, and grow an app from startup to scale.