Tag Archives: block

VMAX SP – Block-Storage-as-a-Service

Big announcement today. EMC will deliver a derivative of it’s Enterprise block storage platform, the VMAX, that is designed specifically for Service Provider customers. This has been announced in a release today, with more details to follow at EMC World next week, with general availability expected in Q3 this year. I’ve been lucky enough to have been responsible for identifying the first customer, Colt Technology Services here in Europe, for… Read More »

Storage as a Service: Part 2: Block Storage

This is the second in a series of posts covering the evolution of Service Provider provided storage services and the underlying technology that supports them. The first post was about Object Storage Services and their place in an overall storage architecture. In this post I’m going to cover Block Storage Services and their typical use cases and deployment models within Service Providers. Let’s start with a quick introduction to block storage. In… Read More »