Understanding Object Storage vs. Block Storage For The Cloud
SearchStorage, January 10th, 2020
January 10, 2020,
Volume 262, Issue 2

The use of block storage in the cloud is becoming more common. See how block and object storage differ, and when to use one versus the other when it comes to cloud storage

"Cloud storage services have exploded in the last decade, largely due to the proliferation of low-cost object-based repositories, which have proven ideal for many of today's hyperscale workloads. Block storage, on the other hand, has remained primarily on premises, supporting mission-critical and data-intensive workloads. But this appears to be changing. According to two recent Taneja Group studies, organizations are increasingly turning to the cloud for block storage as they look for more efficient and flexible ways to support their workloads..."

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