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What is Cloud Block Storage

What Is Cloud Block Storage?

Block storage (also known as block-level storage) is the preferred data storage format used by storage area networks (SANs) found in data centers. In block storage, data is stored in blocks where it can be accessed quickly and efficiently by software applications and virtual machines. Cloud block storage is block storage that’s stored in the cloud.

Operating and maintaining your own data center can be costly and time-consuming. As a result, with the advent of cloud storage, many businesses have turned to cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure for their block storage needs.

The Benefits of Cloud Block Storage

Benefits of cloud block storage include:

  • Software defined with consistent data plane
  • Efficient industry-leading data reduction
  • Data mobility eliminates data silos
  • Consistent UX with same APIs on-premises and in the cloud
  • Data resiliency with high availability within and across availability zones
  • Business continuity with synchronized data across availability zones

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How Pure Cloud Block Store™️ Delivers a True Hybrid Cloud Experience

Powered by the Pure Storage® Purity Operating Environment, Pure Cloud Block Store provides advanced analytics, provisioning, and data deduplication capabilities for your Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud storage.

Where Pure Cloud Block Store really shines is in hybrid cloud storage environments. When combined with Pure as-a-Service™, Pure Cloud Block Store allows you to run both your cloud and on-premises data storage solutions from a single unified interface. 

Imagine the convenience of managing all your data storage solutions through a single streamlined dashboard. A common Purity operating environment enables you to manage Pure Cloud Block Store in AWS and Azure cloud storage alongside solutions like FlashArray™ and FlashBlade®.

Cloud Block Storage Use Cases

Cloud block storage brings the benefits of on-premises SANs to the cloud. Here are some examples of how you can use Pure Cloud Block Store:

Use Pure Cloud Block Store to achieve true hybrid and multicloud data mobility throughout your organization.

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