Let’s do this, fam. It’s time for the last one! In our previous two blogs, we discussed the pros and cons of block and file storage types. Now, let’s be objective and discuss our final storage platform (spoiler alert: it’s also our favorite!).
Block storage is a storage format that treats each volume as a separate hard drive. Its configuration is the responsibility of the storage admin. That is why it is called “block”: it organizes and structures the data as blocks with a fixed size.
Storage is as necessary to technology as the human brain is to our bodies. The fact that you are reading this blog on our website tells me you already understand just how vital storage can be for business infrastructure. Whether it’s a primary, secondary, archive, or replicated, storage is a foundational building block in which all operations intertwine.
At this point, it’s almost mind-numbing. Open your favorite tech news site, see the headline about some new cleverly named threat, inspect what operating system is vulnerable, check your endpoint protection for updates, cross your fingers, and pray to whatever deity you subscribe to.