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"When it comes to valuable features, ease of use would be number one."

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"The stability is the solution's most valuable aspect for our organization."

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Cons
"I think performance can be improved."

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"The interface is hard to use for us. It should be simplified."

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"What I want Amazon to do is lower the price."

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Top Answer: When it comes to valuable features, ease of use would be number one.
Top Answer: Amazon EBS is expensive. What I want Amazon to do is lower the price. All the functionality that I could think of and would like to consume is already there. It's just that there's a subset of it… more »
Top Answer: I think performance can be improved. It's like feeling latency when you compare apples to apples as far as what you have in a SAN on-site, on-prem versus an EBS volume in the cloud. If you want to get… more »
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Overview

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.

SoftLayer provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. Our customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.

Products and services include bare metal and virtual servers, networking, turnkey big data solutions, private cloud solutions, and more. Our unique advantages include the industry's first Network-Within-a-Network topology for true out-of-band access, and an easy-to-use customer portal and robust API for full remote-access of all product and service management options.

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Sample Customers
Bazaar Voice, Crowd Strike, Adobe, Gamevil, Hess, CopperEgg, TotalJobs Group, SuperCell, Dropcam, Unilever
Whogohost Ltd., Skypicker, Infinity Computers and Communications Company, Grace Co. Ltd., Keyword, Uvionics Tech, Tennis Australia, immixGroup, Salesbox, Cxense ASA, Avnet Inc., Komsomolskaya Pravda, Seekr
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company11%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company10%
Insurance Company5%
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Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is ranked 12th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review while IBM SoftLayer is ranked 15th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review. Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is rated 8.0, while IBM SoftLayer is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) writes "Robust block-storage service that's easy to use and accessible from anywhere". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM SoftLayer writes "Stable and highly scalable that's very good overall". Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is most compared with Microsoft Azure Block Storage, Amazon S3 Glacier, Oracle Cloud Object Storage, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) and Amazon S3, whereas IBM SoftLayer is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Firebase, DigitalOcean, Amazon S3 Glacier and Microsoft Azure Block Storage.

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