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    • Block Storage Introduction

    • Block storage is the typical native storage interface of most storage media at the driver level. A hard disk driver, for example, writes out and reads in blocks by their block address on the formatted disk. Many applications also use block storage for their persistent I/O operations. A notable example is most of the RDBMS (relational database management system) applications, such as Oracle, DB2, etc. Applications that use other storage means, such as file systems, delegate the native block storage I/O to the underlying file system that mediates between the underlying block storage interface and the file I/O operations issued by the application (for example, HDFS, NFS, etc.). Storage area networks (SAN) always expose block storage interface to the client applications.

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      Data Storage

      Dell Technologies provides a broad range of enterprise data storage solutions and products to solve the data storage challenges.

    • Who uses this technology, and why?

    • Block storage is the typical native storage interface of most storage media at the driver level. A hard disk driver, for example, writes out and reads in blocks by their block address on the formatted disk.


      Many applications also use block storage for their persistent I/O operations. A notable example is most of the RDBMS (relational database management system) applications, such as Oracle, DB2, etc. Applications that use other storage means, such as file systems, delegate the native block storage I/O to the underlying file system that mediates between the underlying block storage interface and the file I/O operations issued by the application (for example, HDFS, NFS, etc.).

      Storage area networks (SAN) always expose block storage interface to the client applications. In many cases, depending on HW support, block size can be configured as well as various parameters, such as block placements on the actual media. It is the role of the client application to map between its own storage formats and the underlying block storage system.


    • How this technology works

    • In many cases, depending on HW support, block size can be configured as well as various parameters, such as block placements on the actual media. It is the role of the client application to map between its own storage formats and the underlying block storage system.


    • Benefits of this technology

    • Block Storage offers better performance and speed than file level storage systems. Each block volume can be treated as an independent disk drive and controlled by external Server OS.

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      Cloud Storage – Data Storage

      Dell EMC ECS is an object storage platform that empowers organizations to use Cloud storage for unstructured data.

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      Network Attached Storage – Data Storage 

      Dell Technologies network attached storage solutions enable you to accelerate new workloads and help you with IT modernization.

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      File Storage – Data Storage

      Dell Technologies provides a family of scale-out, network-attached file storage systems designed to simplify management of the most demanding enterprise file workloads.