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Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.2

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

92%
12 Ratings
8.2

StorPool

82%
5 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

80%
1 Rating

StorPool

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

80%
2 Ratings

StorPool

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Information is stored efficiently and data is handled with care. One of the most interesting features is the availability of zones. If the instance is terminated, your data will not be lost. Boot time is reduced. Instances can be stopped and started. It may be more expensive to use an EBS AMI than to use a non-EBS AMI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorPool

Storpool performs well on block level (and that is what we use it for). It is not yet supporting a kind of distributed filesystem or object storage - a filesystem layer needs to be built on top of it.
Michael Kutzner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

  • Data will be persistent irrespective your EC2 instance goes down
  • They are quite fast in terms of read and write
  • Memory management in terms of EBS is better than the OBS
Anuj Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorPool

  • Distributed Storage array with very high throughput in terms of reading & write operations.
  • Horizontal scaling without much complexity of management.
  • Easily integrate with OpenStack cloud.
  • Doesn't depend on proprietary hardware, integrates with commodity hardware.
SUMAN MUKHOPADHYAY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

  • Creating too much EBS can be disaster if you are not properly organized by tags
  • In terms of pricing it's a bit on higher side.
  • In terms of performance, there is room for improvement as sometimes reading or saving the data can be painful.
Anuj Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorPool

  • Graphical interface is for monitoring and stats, but not for operations.
Martin Vasev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

StorPool

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Usability

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Amazon EBS is a great tool and fairly easy to use as long as you are familiar with the Amazon Web Service ecosystem. It allows a great way for you to move storage around easily and allows you to quickly provision storage as needed based on the business requirement. For us, it's easy to move between our EC2 images that had been linked with EBS storage between these Amazon accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorPool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
The support for Amazon Elastic Block Store is great as long as you can articulate your needs. Like most tools, there may be some back and forth before you find a support person that is knowledgable in the tool and can provide you with necessary insights.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorPool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Amazon Elastic Block Store is an excellent storage replication solution. It gives you a quick and simple way to get all the storage you need, and you may alter it if you need more or less storage for your projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorPool

We made a very careful selection of our storage vendor and solution. After researching the newest technologies, our team decided to deploy a software-defined storage solution from StorPool.
Paul Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

  • In terms of ROI, I found it's really cost-effective since maintenance cost is not there. No need to spend extra money on the procurement of hard drives
  • On demand feature of Ebs is quite effective when you require extra storage you can allocate and pay as per your need.
  • Accessibility from everywhere and deployment of it across different geographical location.
Anuj Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorPool

  • We have not calculated precise ROI. We focused on getting the best solution at a reasonable price, based on market research. Initially, we didn’t need a lot of capacity, so we invested in servers and network, which could handle several times more capacity, but bought smaller drives to keep the investment low. We achieved a starting price of $3.2/GB usable and $1.4/GB logical. Later we expanded the capacity by adding more drives to the system. Currently, the system has a price of approximately $2.3/GB usable and $0.99/GB logical and a price of $0.09/IOPS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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