Cloud Block Storage

Use Cases

Cloud block storage is a cost-effective data storage system for cloud servers that can be used to store any information. Here are some examples of the more common use scenarios for cloud block storage.

Expanding Server Disk Capacity

Online disk storage is now cheap and safe enough to be used for a variety of general online uses such as file storage, server backups, databases and file archiving. Since the disk can be accessed only through your server, you remain in complete control over access to your storage.

Expanding Database

If your database expands to the point of filling up your main system disk, all you have to do is secure additional disk in the form cloud block storage. There’s no need to pay for more than you use, and block storage can be increased almost limitlessly to accommodate a database of any size.

Moving Servers

When making changes to your server deployment, you may need to shift data from one server to another, consolidate servers, or create additional servers. You can keep your data on cloud block storage for as long as you need it without having to pay for computing resources such as processors or main memory that you’re not using.


Online stores are highly file-I/O intensive as thousands of images are uploaded by vendors and downloaded by buyers over the course of the day. These images can be stored on your cloud block storage and accessed by very large numbers of users, without compromising on performance. Furthermore, if you run multiple online shops with products appearing on more than one site, you can save upload time by addressing images at a single location.

Archiving of Emails, Historic Data, Event Logs

Make offline archiving a thing of the past. With Kamatera’s Cloud Block Storage, you can take archives off your local systems and free up your resources whilst maintaining logs, historic data and emails online, ready to be accessed in their archived location.