Webinar Recap: Understanding Cloud Block Storage: Performance, Options And Use Cases

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Leezia Dhalla | June 18, 2013 4:30 pm

We recently launched Rackspace Cloud Block Storage[1], a reliable storage solution for even the most demanding I/O-intensive applications.

For our customers who might have a database server or an application that needs a very high performance with random reads and writes, we offer a Solid State Drive (SSD) that can help you achieve that level of performance. Before, with our competitors, you would have to buy several Standard volumes and RAID them together to improve the performance. Now, with our new SSD offering in Cloud Block Storage, you only have to purchase one drive to gain that performance.

And in true Rackspace style, you pay only for the amount of block storage that you provision. What’s better is that Cloud Block Storage is based on OpenStack[2], the open and scalable cloud operating system that we founded. This means that we won’t lock your data into one proprietary platform.

Your users count on your application to perform consistently, and you can count on Cloud Block Storage to deliver the performance that your app needs. Check out this webinar[3] to hear J.R. Arredondo explain the different storage options and how they can help boost your business’ performance.

Endnotes:
  1. Cloud Block Storage: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/block-storage/
  2. OpenStack: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/openstack/
  3. Check out this webinar: http://youtu.be/1d4-ngpWeQo

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