Notes on Block Storage in AWS
Short Introduction to Amazon EBS
What is block storage?
The data is stored in blocks/sectors identifiable by the block/sector ID. It’s different from the type of storage consumers are used to where they access files using a server name, directory path and file name, i.e., file storage.
In practice, a block store is just a disk volume which is mounted on a guest operating system as if it were its own hard disk. This volume could be in a different rack in the Data Centre. It could technically…