Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)

Overview

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block 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 Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block 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 Features

High Performance Volumes - Choose between SSD-backed or HDD-backed volumes that can deliver the performance you need for your most demanding applications.

Availability - Each Amazon EBS volume is designed for 99.999% availability and automatically replicates within its Availability Zone to protect your applications from component failure.

Encryption - Amazon EBS encryption provides seamless support for data-at-rest and data-in-transit between EC2 instances and EBS volumes.

Access Management - Amazon’s flexible access control policies allow you to specify who can access which EBS volumes ensuring secure access to your data.

Snapshots - Protect your data by creating point-in-time snapshots of EBS volumes, which are backed up to Amazon S3 for long-term durability.

Amazon EBS Benefits

Reliable, Secure Storage - Each Amazon EBS volume provides redundancies within its Availability Zone to protect against failures. Encryption and access control policies deliver a strong defense-in-depth security strategy for your data.

Consistent, Low-latency Performance- Amazon EBS General Purpose (SSD) volumes and Amazon EBS Provisioned IOPS (SSD) volumes deliver low-latency through SSD technology and consistent I/O performance scaled to the needs of your application.

Backup, Restore, Innovate- Protect your data by taking point-in-time snapshots of your Amazon EBS volumes providing long-term durability for your data. Boost the agility of your business by using Amazon EBS snapshots to create new EC2 instances.

Quickly Scale Up, Easily Scale Down- Increase or decrease block storage and performance within minutes, enjoying the freedom to adjust as your business needs change. Commission thousands of volumes simultaneously. Geographic Flexibility - Amazon EBS provides the ability to copy snapshots across AWS regions, enabling geographical expansion, data center migration, and disaster recovery providing flexibility and protecting for your business.

optimised Performance- An Amazon EBS–optimised instance provides dedicated network capacity for Amazon EBS volumes. This provides the best performance for your EBS volumes by minimising network contention between EBS and your instance.

How can I use Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) ?

Relational Databases- Amazon EBS scales with your performance needs, whether you are supporting millions of gaming customers or billions of e-commerce transactions. Databases such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL are widely deployed on Amazon EBS.

Enterprise Applications- Amazon EBS meets the diverse needs of your organization by providing reliable block storage to run mission-critical applications such as Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint.

Development and Test- Amazon EBS enables your organization to be more agile and responsive to customer needs. Provision, duplicate, scale, or archive your development, test and production environments with a few clicks.

NoSQL Databases- Amazon EBS volumes provide the consistent and low-latency performance your application needs when running NoSQL databases. Business Continuity - minimise data loss and recovery time by regularly backing up your data and log files across different geographic regions. Copy Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) and EBS Snapshots to launch applications in new AWS regions.


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