Get local disk performance with SAN persistence, durability, and flexibility. Deploy block storage in volumes up to 12TB to increase the storage capacity available to your virtual or bare metal servers.
Completely customize the features and performance of your block storage volumes. Provision Endurance resources with snapshots and replication or build a high-powered Performance environment with allocated IOPS.
Durable: Our block storage infrastructure protects against data loss and saves you from having to create and manage operating system-level RAID arrays. This durability also means your data is protected during any necessary maintenance and in the event of equipment failure.
Allocated IOPS: Volumes are provisioned with customizable allocated levels of IOPS to meet your workload’s unique storage needs. Multiple volumes may be striped together to achieve even better performance.
Concurrent Access and Highly Available Connectivity: iSCSI-based block storage volumes are exposed to authorized devices via redundant multipath I/O (MPIO) connections, and multiple devices can mount a block device simultaneously in a clustering configuration.
Snapshots & Replication (Endurance only): Efficient, point-in-time snapshots are captured non-disruptively and engineered to minimize space. Snapshots can be replicated to select SoftLayer data centers.
Global Footprint: Block volumes can be provisioned alongside your cloud servers in SoftLayer data center locations around the world.
Add block storage to your cloud environment in any of our global data centers today by ordering volumes through the customer portal to meet your needs. Choose between Endurance and Performance options:
|Monthly Price||$0.15 /GB||$0.35 /GB||$0.58 /GB|
|Included IOPS||0.25 IOPS/GB||2 IOPS/GB||4 IOPS/GB|
Business Continuity : Meet business recovery objectives by non-disruptively capturing point-in-time snapshots and replicating to SoftLayer data centers for nearly instantaneous disaster recovery.
Large Relational Databases : Handle the database capacity and performance requirements by scaling up, whether you’re deploying Oracle, Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL or MySQL.
Dedicated File System : Create your own file system for sharing across multiple servers and applications.
NoSQL Databases : Ideal for NoSQL databases because performance volumes can be provisioned with specific IOPS to achieve specific read/write speeds.
High Transaction Workloads : Stripe performance volumes together to achieve up to 6,000 IOPS to meet even the most demanding I/O requirements.
High I/O Applications : Applications that have frequent reads/writes will benefit from the speed and consistent input/output of performance volumes.