2.2. Block Storage

This section outlines the top new features for the Block storage service.
Snapshot Backups
You can now back up snapshots, providing another layer of data protection. This allows you to protect the snapshots taken from the volumes on a backup device, separately from the storage back end.
Improved Volume Replication (API v2.1)
The replication API now allows replication on a per-volume basis. Now, an entire storage back end can be configured to failover all of its hosted volumes to a secondary device in the event of hardware failure.
Volume Encryption Through Dashboard
Volume Encryption can now be managed through the dashboard.