A easy, scalable storage option
August 26, 2019

A easy, scalable storage option

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

We are using Amazon Elastic Block storage to help us storage Amazon images as well as augment storage we are using in conjunction with our Elastic Cloud Compute machines. It's been great for us to utilize this to scale up and down our storage needs as the scenario is introduced. With a backup solution for our existing EC2 instances, we were able to cheaply manage and back up our fleet via scripting EBS information.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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