Local storage

Default storage on new OneQode Cloud Instances
Local storage is SSD storage on the instance itself.
Behind the scenes, standard storage is on a single SSD on a compute node.
Each of the available instance configurations/flavors has a specific amount of local storage (e.g. the xe.tiny has 32GB of local storage.
When you create an instance, it will default to local storage. If you need more space (or need more reliable storage) use volume storage instead.
Standard storage in OCS is considered ephemeral.
If you're operating an important, critical or long-term service, use volume storage instead of local storage.
While efforts are made to ensure the continued integrity of data on standard storage, volume storage will always be superior for ongoing instance use, as it is replicated across 3 drives on one of our storage nodes.