Amazon EBS

Amazon EBS - DigitalCloudAdvisor

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is a storage service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that allows users to store and retrieve data flexibly and scalable. EBS is designed for use with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances and provides various options for different use cases.

One of the main types of EBS volumes is the standard volume, which is suitable for a wide range of workloads such as boot volumes, virtual desktops, and databases. These volumes are optimized for both throughput and IOPS, making them a versatile option for a wide range of use cases.

Another type of EBS volume is the Provisioned IOPS (I/O Operations per Second) volume, which is designed for I/O-intensive workloads such as databases. These volumes are optimized for high performance and can deliver a consistent level of IOPS, making them an ideal option for use cases such as online transaction processing and data warehousing.

The Throughput Optimized HDD (ST1) Volume is designed for streaming workloads such as big data, data warehousing, and log processing. It requires low latency and high throughput.

For cold data storage, Infrequent Access(IA) volume comes in handy. It provides low-cost storage options for infrequently accessed data.

Another option available is Cold HDD (SC1) Volume, which is a lower-cost storage option for infrequently accessed data. This option is ideal for use cases such as backup storage, long-term archival, and disaster recovery.

In addition to the different volume types, EBS provides various options for snapshot and backup management, encryption, and access control to help ensure data security and compliance.

Overall, the various types of EBS volumes provide a wide range of options for different use cases, enabling organizations to select the right option for their specific workloads and
requirements. With EBS, you can take advantage of cloud storage’s scalability and flexibility while still maintaining control over your data.

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