Block Storage

High performance storage for demanding workloads

  • Low latency
  • High IOPS
  • High speed

Block storage devices provide fixed-sized raw storage capacity. Each storage volume can be treated as an independent disk drive and controlled by a server operating system. This block device can be mounted by the guest operating system as if it were a physical disk.

Block storage is the most commonly used storage type for most applications. The UNEOS Block Storage is attached to a server and typically formatted with a file system like FAT32, NTFS, EXT3, and EXT4.

Use  Cases

  • Ideal for databases, since a DB requires consistent I/O performance and low-latency connectivity.
  • Any application which requires service side processing, like Java, PHP, and .Net will require block storage.
  • Running mission-critical applications like Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft SharePoint.

Connection Scenarios

  1. Datacentre direct cross-connect storage for servers / hypervisors / VM Workloads
  2. Datacentre/Network edge / Network fabric virtual connects into customer environments
  3. Third-party locations (ie. Offices) via fibre link connections