Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) Overview

Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is the #16 ranked solution in our list of top Public Cloud Storage Services. It is most often compared to Microsoft Azure Block Storage: Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) vs Microsoft Azure Block Storage

What is Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store)?

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud.  Each Amazon EBS volume is automatically replicated within its Availability Zone to protect you from component failure, offering high availability and durability. Amazon EBS volumes offer the consistent and low-latency performance needed to run your workloads. With Amazon EBS, you can scale your usage up or down within minutes – all while paying a low price for only what you provision.

Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) Buyer's Guide

Download the Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: December 2020

Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) Customers

Bazaar Voice, Crowd Strike, Adobe, Gamevil, Hess, CopperEgg, TotalJobs Group, SuperCell, Dropcam, Unilever

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) pricing:
  • "What I want Amazon to do is lower the price."

Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) Reviews

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Business Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Jan 7, 2021
Robust block-storage service that's easy to use and accessible from anywhere

What is our primary use case?

We use Amazon EBS for its different business applications, basic file shares, and database. You could call it a SAN. I'm not sure technologists would call it a SAN, but I do.

Pros and Cons

  • "When it comes to valuable features, ease of use would be number one."
  • "I think performance can be improved."

What other advice do I have?

We're still using it on-prem, and it's just a matter of migrating to the cloud. The way I look at it, there are about 27 advantages to migrating to the cloud. There are one or two disadvantages, and these disadvantages can be overcome with money. It's one of those things where we're selective about what's getting moved by measuring it and characterizing it. Then we pick and choose what moves next. There are some tremendous advantages to moving up to the cloud, and that's the reason why we started this effort. Making sure that the effort would work and would satisfy where we were going was step…