A block storage service functions like a hard drive provided over the network. Developers can use block storage services to store files, combine multiple devices into a RAID array, or configure a database to write directly to the block storage device. Storage volumes are flexible, and developers will find them useful for almost any context where they need additional disk space.
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- Get familiar with the cloud storage landscape with an introduction to Storage concepts and terminology
- Learn about DigitalOcean's Block Storage product with DigitalOcean Block Storage documentation