The Linode Block Storage service allows you to create and attach additional storage volumes to your Linode instances. These storage volumes persist independently of Linode instances, but can easily be attached from one Linode to another without the need to reboot. Volumes attached to Linodes appear as block devices and can be formatted and mounted just like any other block device. Think of them as an external drive – in the cloud.
Block Storage Volumes are highly available with 3x synchronous replication. They’re fast – built on great engineering, NVMe/HDD hardware, and a fast network. They’re affordable – $0.10 per GiB/month and no usage fees. They’re cloud – elastic, scalable, expandable, resizable, etc. You can create volumes from 10 GiB to 10,000 GiB (~10TB). You can hot-plug them into and out of running Linodes. Oh, and you can boot off of them, too.
The Block Storage service is available now in us-west/Fremont region only. us-east/Newark will be online in the next few weeks, with us-central/Dallas online shortly after. We’re aiming to have eu-west/London, eu-central/Frankfurt, ap-south/Singapore, and ap-northeast/Tokyo2 online in Q2, 2018.