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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Amazon Elastic Block storage is a great tool to augment your existing Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and allows you a good way to add, move and adjust storage. It is great also for a back up solution for your virtual resources that are in the cloud to be used in cases of disaster recovery.
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)

  • A cost-effective way to provide storage to virtual machines
  • Easy and efficient way to create back ups of images
  • Very quick storage request and provisioning
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorPool

  • One of the attractions of StorPool was that it is a very technology-focused company and has highly talented individuals. We are confident, not only that the product was the right product, because of the design and the architectural aspects, but also that the team behind it was very engaged and had the skills and ability to support a service provider. For a cloud provider, the storage is a system which cannot be taken down, even for maintenance, because it’s impossible to coordinate thousands of customers regarding downtime. With StorPool, however, we don’t have to worry about that.
Martin Vasev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

  • Cost can be confusing to determine
  • The initial learning curve can be confusing unless you know what's going on with AWS
  • You can lose track of EBS if you aren't organized
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorPool

  • Support for VMware is with iSCSI at this point. This is fine, but we're waiting for the full VMware integration they are working on.
Paul Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

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Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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

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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Amazon Elastic Block Store is a very good scaling solution for storage if you are invested in AWS. It provides a quick and easy way for you to easily get all the storage you need at and adjust it if you need more or less storage for your projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorPool

We looked at Ceph. Ceph is believed to be good for block storage, but when we ran tests on similar hardware with both Ceph and StorPool, StorPool outperformed Ceph by an order of magnitude. Our main usage scenario is similar to the heavy workload OLTP (online transaction processing) and syncing random writes is of critical importance to our company. On similar hardware, StorPool is 30-40 times faster compared to Ceph for example.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

  • Gives us an easy way to manage and move assets around VMs.
  • Allows a quick and easy way to clone existing images.
  • Gives us an efficient way to back up and restore images.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorPool

  • At this point we haven’t calculated it, as our case is complex, however, our research did find StorPool to be the solution with the best price/performance ratio.
Michael Kutzner | 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

StorPool

General

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

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