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|What Is Block Storage for On-Prem and Cloud Environments?|
|Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 03:16:00 PM|
By BlueAlly Marketing Team
Block storage is more efficient, easier to access, and scales more readily. However, it can be more complex and expensive to set up.
What Is Block Storage?
Block storage is a method of data storage in which data is stored in units called blocks. A block is organized with its address as its only metadata and is typically stored in a buffer.
Compared to traditional file storage, block storage is more efficient, easier to access, and scales more readily. However, it can be more complex and expensive to set up initially.
Uses of Block Storage
Block Storage for On-Prem and Cloud Environments
You may have heard about block storage being used for on-prem and cloud environments. This simply refers to where the data is stored in relation to the user. “On-prem” is short for “on premises.” It indicates that the blocked data is stored on site. “Cloud” means that the data are stored elsewhere and accessed via the internet.
Block storage is more complex to set up than traditional file storage. If you don’t have an IT department specialized in block storage, it may be best to outsource the setup. Contact an established IT firm with experience in block storage to get the best results.