|A single tier (fast), all flash block storage solution on full native NVMe-accelerated storage arrays.
Its fast IO characteristics make block storage ideal for low latency and performance-critical workloads.
Block storage is the most commonly used storage type for most applications and is accessed via Storage Area Network (SAN) environments.
|A tier of storage that is used for file and object data.
File storage stores and retrieves files using file-based access protocols. This type of storage manages data using a hierarchical system to organise files in directories and sub-directories. It is well suited for infrequently accessed data such as file shares, archival files and in some instances can be used as data protection targets.
Object-based storage manages data as objects. It bundles the data, along with customisable metadata tags and a unique identifier together. This type of storage is good for data that needs to scale up to petabytes and beyond such as unstructured data, storage for backup files, database dumps etc.