Elastic Block Storage

Elastic Block Storage is a powerful & secure software-defined persistent data storage, that can be attached to any server within a region. It is perfectly suited for public and private cloud environments, or Kubernetes clusters.

What is Elastic Block Storage?

Elastic Block Storage (EBS) is a fully managed distributed software-defined storage, based on a pool of shared-nothing HDD disks. EBS breaks up data into blocks and then stores those blocks as separate pieces, each with a unique identifier. These pieces of data are then triplicated and stored on different nodes to ensure fault tolerance and high availability.

Disk pool load balancer constantly analyzes data block location and tunes for optimal placement within the disk pool. In case of a node failure, Cherry Servers EBS uses another copy of the data to self-heal in real-time, thus none of your data is lost or even temporarily unavailable. In addition to this, our protection mechanisms also prevent silent data corruption or misplaced writes  to ensure data integrity.

You may create and manage EBS volumes through your Client Portal, as well as Cherry Servers API. EBS volumes can be easily attached to any server dynamically, giving you a persistent storage space, which can be expanded as you grow up to 5TB per volume. 

Current Limitations

EBS is only available in EU-Nord-1 region at the moment. EBS volumes can be attached to any of your Dedicated Servers, and are unavailable with Virtual Servers. EBS volumes are currently limited to 500 IOPS.

How can I start using Elastic Block Storage?

In order to create and attach EBS volume to your Dedicated Server, please read further guides on how to set-up EBS on Linux and Windows servers.