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Block Storage

(also Block-Level Storage)

Block Storage definition

Regarding cybersecurity, “Block Storage” is a data storage approach that processes data into fixed-size blocks and assigns each block a specific address. Due to that block can be accessed and managed on an individual basis. This method offers more flexibility in data management.

See also: data breach

Block storage use cases

  • Databases: Various databases, like relational and NoSQL, aim at better performance using block storage to store data.
  • Virtual machines: In most block storage is used to provide storage volumes to virtual machines. That allows better scalability and comfortable management of storage resources.
  • Data replication and backup: Many businesses employ block-level data replication and backups due to the ability to recover critical data if any disaster or cyber crimes occur.
  • Cloud computing: Block storage can provide easy, scalable, and high-performance storage for virtual machines and other containerized applications in cloud-based environments.
  • Content delivery networks (CDNs): CDNs utilize block storage for large media data file distribution, ensuring reliable and efficient content delivery around the globe.
  • Big data analytics: Block storage favors managing the storage of massive datasets for extensive data analysis and various machine learning applications.