What is the difference between Block Storage, File Storage and Object Storage?

There are three types of Storage available on WEkEO:

  • Block Storage

This storage consists of an instance, volumes and images. When creating a new instance or attaching a new volume, or creating a new image, you must include their size in the limit of your Block Storage.

  • File Storage

This storage is for File Shares. It is a separate NFS storage that you can mount to your instance using the NFS protocol. Remember to mount File Share on an instance, this instance must have NFS network attached, and must be included in the rules of access to this resource.

  • Object Storage

This storage is for S3 buckets. Having a public and a secret keys, you can mount the bucket on any instance using, for example, tools such as s3cmd or s3fs.