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Greg Schulz
Independent Analyst and Advisory Consultant at Server StorageIO -
Jan 16 2017

What do you think of Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store)?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced global availability of Elastic Block Storage (EBS) optimized support for four extra Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) instance types. The support enables optimized performance between standard and provisioned IOP EBS volumes and EC2 instances to meet different bandwidth or throughput needs (learn more about AWS EBS, EC2, S3 and Glacier here). The four EBS optimized instance types are m3.xlarge, m3.2xlarge, m2.2xlarge and c1.xlarge for dedicated bandwidth or throughput between the EC2 instances and EBS volumes. The performance or bandwidth ranges from 500Mb (500/8 = 62.5MB) per second, to 1,000 Mbits (1,000 / 8 = 125MB) per second depending on the type of instance.  As a refresher, EC2 instances (why by time you read this could change) vary in size...


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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.

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