What is Block Storage?

Block storage is a type of data storage that involves storing data in consistently-sized, easily accessible blocks.

Block storage definition

Ideal for data that must frequently be accessed and edited, block storage refers to a form of data storage wherein files are stored in even blocks. The most common type of data storage, block storage is usually used in SAN environments.

Why block storage?

Although block storage isn’t as scalable as object storage, it is the solution for those looking to store data they need to access and change often. With block storage, individual pieces of data can be edited without compromising the entire block of data. Block storage is more expensive and complex, but block data can be accessed without compromising operating system performance.

HPE block storage products and services

HPE solutions will help you consolidate, simplify and increase uptime. And help you address user file data headaches efficiently, effortlessly and without compromises.

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Resources

Blog Post : Why truly converged file-and-block storage is more obtainable than ever

Blog Post

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise, we believe organisations need a modern, agile storage system that they can grow with – not out of – to keep pace with the evolving structured and unstructured data landscape. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is that system. It features a flash-optimised architecture, support for Tier-1 data services and truly converged block, file, and object access.

Blog Post : Around the Storage Block

Blog Post

Find out about all things data storage from Around the Storage Block at HPE Community.

Analyst White Paper : Survey report: Flash insights and revelations from 1,000 storage users

Analyst White Paper | PDF | 7 MB

Evaluate flash storage in this survey of 1,000 IT professionals, and learn how flash and server virtualisation workloads help meet critical data protection goals.