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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.
HPE 3PAR StoreServ with HPE 3PAR File Persona is the industry’s most efficient storage engineered for the true convergence of block, file, and object access. It is easier to provision and easier to monitor in reduced data centre space.
Unlike typical gateways, HPE 3PAR file services provided by the HPE 3PAR StoreServ File Controller deliver advanced integrated capabilities, including repurposing capacity easily and dynamically between file shares and block volumes.
Tier 1 all-flash data storage array that scales from midsize to the largest enterprises and service providers.
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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.
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