Rackspace Cloud Block Storage is a block-level storage solution that allows you to expand the storage capacity of your Rackspace Next Generation Cloud Server™. This means you can increase your storage without increasing the size or capacity of your Server or by provisioning new ones. Once you mount and format your drive, you can use it just like a regular hard drive attached to your Server. Or you can detach your block storage Volume from one server and attach it to another. Or you can delete your server, keeping your data intact and ready for the next time you need it. And since you're leveraging the power of the Cloud, you only pay for what you use. Cloud Block Storage offers you power and ease with the kind of storage that works for you.
There are two types of volumes you can attach to your Next Generation Server:
Both types are priced per gigabyte (GB) of storage and not by input/output operations per second (IOPS), which can be difficult to predict or control.
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Access Cloud Block Storage the way you like: you can use it through the GUI interface of the Cloud Cloud Control Panel or through the API. This Getting Started Guide walks you through Control Panel access. If you prefer to interact with Cloud Block Storage programmatically, you may view the Developer's Guide, located in docs.rackspace.com.
100 GB to 1 TB / Volume
14 Volumes max / Server
50 Volumes max / region OR 10 TB max/ region (whichever is first)
You may run across some unfamiliar terms in this Getting Started Guide. Here are some common terms and definitions we use in Cloud Block Storage.
In this Getting Started Guide, you will learn how to:
Let's get started and Create your first Volume.
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