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…

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