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Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

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Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) is a cloud-based storage that provides persistent block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud.

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Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Dylan C.
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"Persistence and Availability in the Cloud "

What do you like best?

Elastic Block Store volumes are the best way to store persistent data in your EC2 instances. They are very cheap, and having your data persist between instances allows you to pick up where you left off if you are using spot instances for example. You can also specify IO throughput and even attach multiple volumes to a single instance.

What do you dislike?

Debugging slow performance is very difficult with EBS volumes.The issue with cloud infrastructure is that your hardware is thousands of miles away and only accessible through limited means. I wish amazon would create tools to run on the instances to detect why a volume is not hitting it's performance targets but I understand what an undertaking that would be for them across hundreds of thousands of instances and volumes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that you choose the performance level that you need for IOPS. if you need to be doing heavy db analytics and purchase a large instance to do them, the IOPS on your EBS volume will decrease your cost efficiency by throttling the reads and writes above a threshold.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows you to persist data across the launching and terminating of multiple instances. Really good for cluster work with spot instances, meaning you can take a non-time sensitive project and complete it at the cheapest available price (nights usually). Or you can complete it across multiple sessions if you have reserved instances that are available. It has an incredible amount of use cases and should be used heavily by anyone using AWS.

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Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Gregory H.
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"Works reliably and as needed"

What do you like best?

They're easily deployable, attachable, configurable, scalable, movable, and reliable. My organization doesn't do anything fancy with them but we've had no issues related to EBS failures. The option to encrypt (along with the management features for encryption KMS) is convenient for our security-minded organization.

What do you dislike?

Not elastic. Unsure if there is an easier way to operate via OS level or whatnot, but it would be nice to be able to scale down snapshots and AMIs to the minimum amount of space required rather than the native EBS size of the snapshot/AMI created. Otherwise, nothing else is wrong.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have no extreme requirements and simply require an easy-to-use, straight-forward solution for direct-attached storage for EC2 instances, EBS should be an apporpriate solution for your business.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

They're the most efficient, straight-forward, and reliable solution for our direct storage solutions. We can move them around as needed, back up, restore, reconfigure, and scale. Our organization is still new to AWS but EBS has been an easy-to-learn feature in partnership with EC2 instances. We require decently-sized volumes for critical data.

What Block Storage solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Jordan H.
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"Almost every feature you need, and some more you didn't think you would need"

What do you like best?

Being able to size up and switch between volume types on the fly has been an invaluable feature for us. In order to save on cost, we started with all standard volume types, then as needed, converted to gp2. We're not entirely on gp2 and when queue depth or other metrics are being exausted, we convert on the fly to an io1 volume with the correct number of IOPS

What do you dislike?

Sometimes we need to use snapshots to copy data into other availability zones, or to replace a volume attached to an instance. This involves creating new volumes, detaching old, and attaching new. Without manually tagging the volumes, or writing down the volume/snapshot IDs, it's easy to get confused which volume is which. The ability see more information about an attached volume in the ec2 console would be very valuable. A feature to replace a mount point vs detach, then attach workflow would cut down on errors and increase speed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For on-prem we split our MongoDB instances in order to receive good performance. In AWS the EBS scales high enough so that we no longer have to split our MongoDB instances due to traditional storage limitations. Being able to change provisioned IOPS allows us to save and scale when necessary.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"EBS should stand for Easiest Block Store"

What do you like best?

I love how easy it is for me to create a snapshot of a volume, create a new volume out of the snapshot, and deploy the new volume to a virtual machine. It takes all of about five minutes to complete the process, and when it comes to doing any kind of testing, it's a valuable tool.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how difficult it is to set up automated backups of volumes. Some regions have new functionality via CloudWatch that let you schedule backups, but it's not available in all AWS regions as of September of 2018. Some of our regions have heavy backup requirements, and we're dependant on EBS snapshots for those backups. Setting up new backup sets is tedious and takes more time than it should.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have the need to be able to quickly deploy large volumes without a lot of effort. We also have a need to back up those volumes so that we are meeting our internal compliance rules.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by User in Computer Software
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"Flexible storage option for Amazon EC2 instances"

What do you like best?

EBS is very good as a flexible storage option and provides multiple levels of performance, such as HDD based, SSD based and you can also choose the iops that you want the volume to provide. If it is used as a volume other than the root partition, you can also increase or decrease the capacity in less than 10 minutes.

EBS.also has the option to take a snapshot, attach to a EC2 Instance, in case the EC2 Instance which it was attached to originally is being retired by Amazon.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much to dislike. It would've been great if at least for the Amazon Linux instances, there is a provision to automatically increase the mount volume without the need to login to the system to expand the filesystem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Choose the right option(SSD based or HDD based, and also the iops) when you create an EBS volume. Try with various iops values and choose the right option. Basically, do performance tests to ensure you are using the right capacity in order to get the best performance out of EBS,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For some of our EMR clusters, from time to time, due to the variance in volume of data we have to increase or decrease the volume of the filesystem, EBS was very useful in that regard, and also it performs really well.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Trey T.
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"Amazon is amazing"

What do you like best?

The product is being beta tested, and sure it has its kinks but what system doesn’t. Amazon is always engineering new creatative and ambitious things to come out ahead of the class

What do you dislike?

At first it wasn’t so user friendly. But once I got the hang of it I realized it wasn’t as bad as I had initially though.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has played a major role in helping us to find at a great price the items that we need on the fly and with expedited shipping isn’t costing a arm and a leg to get.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Anuj M.
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"storage service of aws"

What do you like best?

EBS is the main service and best service to solve storage issues for all users, the main like and advantage for EBS is storage and pricing, which is the best thing, aws have many type of EBS like simple ebs, s3, glacier. This is the service which depend upon user to use as it has many options if customer is using disk.

What do you dislike?

main dislike i can say only is slow mount time other wise all things are good

Recommendations to others considering the product

very useful and good service to resolve storage problems and used world wide. Can say main service of aws and should be used by everyone. Increase the speed and reliability of system and increase the performance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its solving main problem of storage and mounting options

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Anthony F.
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"Never had an easier time moving "hardrives""

What do you like best?

I like how easy it was to disconnect the block from its original ec2 instance for maintenance purposes. After a forgotten policy caused everyone to be locked out of the system, I was able to attach the block to another instance and recover access to the system.

What do you dislike?

I have not found anything about elastic block store that I do not like yet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having the ability to detach a block from an instance and attach it to another has helped greatly when trying to ensure that important data can be recovered quickly in the event that the operating system becomes non functional.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by User in Higher Education
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"EBS, usage and experience"

What do you like best?

EBS is secure, and the availability is crazy.I really like that it allows you to create snapshots, which can be backed up to a designated bucket in Simple storage service (S3). Very secure as with IAM security policies you can specify who can access the storage.

What do you dislike?

as everything in Amazon web services, it has a price. which is not part of the free tier. It can't be activated with cloudformation (or at least I haven't figured it out yet)

Recommendations to others considering the product

perfect for the use of EC2 instances. Deploy to multiple availability zones for higher availability.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My workplace is migrating all services to the cloud. EBS will be used to hold the data. I am not sure as to what the actual use will be since we will be use ECS rather than EC2 instances. I am looking into this as I am currently working towards the AWS certifications.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Administrator
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"A solid solution for EC2 storage"

What do you like best?

It's a simple and stable way to handle primary storage across single or multiple instances. Having the flexibility to create snapshots and essentially duplicate an instance is very helpful.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, it's a very good, utilitarian solution. The only negatives can that if someone doesn't understand some of the commonalities and intricacies of EBS, they may not understand how to configure for optimal performance. I assume a lot of people set up PIOPS EBS volumes and wonder about performance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to fine-tune our performance needs, while controlling budget. It's very useful to be able to simply resize a volume, or run additional volumes to boost aggregate burst performance.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by David O.
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"Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) Review"

What do you like best?

Provisioned IOPS for demanding applications like NoSQL databases. It is also replicated across availability zones, and has quick boot times.

What do you dislike?

You can lose data if system crashes and price can be high compared to Azure and GCP

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you hosting servers for whatsoever reason on AWS, you should consider EBS if you after performance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hosting demand applications like databases and video production.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Administrator
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"Storage that can live longer than the instance that run on it."

What do you like best?

EBS storage can be used to preserve application state beyond the life of the instance. By manually attaching the storage after an instance starts, the availability of the state of a single instance can be greatly increase without the need to replicate the state back into a single instance.

What do you dislike?

The only downsides are the need to manually attach the storage after an instance failure and the performance of an EBS volume is less than a directly attached instance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been able to increase up time without having to duplicate the cost of an entire cluster. This has helped reduce cost while delivering an acceptable availability.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Administrator
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"Ease for Expanding Storage"

What do you like best?

Very easy to attach to resources, sizing is very transparent and so are the different ebs volume types.

What do you dislike?

Corrupt volumes bringing down production systems where this would then translate to having to rehydrate or reingest data that was reliant on the EBS.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be wary of having a strict reliance on this file store to support your information indefinitely and without any hiccups. Make sure to have redundancies and processes in place to resolve and handle any issues that you may experience in the event of a failure.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Instance store used by the resources we run in Production and development environment.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Rinay  S.
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"Great Storage Service"

What do you like best?

I love EBS because of its storage and pricing, which is the best thing.EBS is very good as a flexible storage option and provides multiple levels of performance.

What do you dislike?

Losing data if system crashes and the price can be high.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storage is one of the biggest benefits of EBS it holds a lot of data.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Balu K.
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"Amazing AWS has a awesome EBS"

What do you like best?

Elastic Block Storage (EBS) is definitely the most sophisticated and future proof storage options in the present. Undoubtedly the best in the world!

What do you dislike?

I don't see any major dislikes with this product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am here to recommend AWS as a potential cloud solution to our end customers

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by dharmesh p.
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"Simple and perfect"

What do you like best?

EBS has the best attach and detach application to date.

What do you dislike?

no option to auto tag volumes once they are attached to a instance with the instance name/instand id.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

using ebs to expand storage on instances that have grown too close to capacity.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by anuj m.
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"Good to use and very reliable and scalable"

What do you like best?

very simple and easy to use, we can use multiple ios in this

What do you dislike?

cost and failover and their is no automatic snapshot available

Recommendations to others considering the product

esay to use and very reliable and scalable

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

storage and can use whole the day like as our hard disk in our system

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by howook j.
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"Hot and warm disk."

What do you like best?

This is very scalability and high availability.

What do you dislike?

This service is consuming iops with credit so we need more credit using high iops.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Of course.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We need a high speed network disk storage so Amazon Elastic Block Store is good for me.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Administrator
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"Performance with management"

What do you like best?

AWS EBS is a solid storage solution for cloud EC2 environments, even with data platforms. When configured correctly, and when properly monitored and managed, you can ensure that disk performance is provided in a cloud environment.

What do you dislike?

There is management that is required to ensure that you aren't exceeding IOPs allocations. It can be challenging to properly review volumes presented if labeling isn't consistent.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Plan your file mapping carefully to ensure consistent performance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Moving database platforms to the cloud.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Ricardo M.
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"great reliability and scabililty"

What do you like best?

I have been using esb for about 4 years and never had any issue with this service so i really forget about it sometimes

What do you dislike?

really i don't have nothing to remark about this product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

mostly storage for ec2

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Frank O.
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"ec2 ease of deployment"

What do you like best?

The ease of using the console to select and configure and the ease of scaling

What do you dislike?

no issues to report , pretty much has fit our needs for storage ,,

Recommendations to others considering the product

n/a

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we arencurrintly migrating legacy environment to AWS

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Simple, effective block devices"

What do you like best?

Nice array of options for different block device needs. I/O speeds are great. They are provided consitently and have great redundancy and the snapshot management is great.

What do you dislike?

For our usage purposes, it would be nice if there wer a smaller volume modification limit interval.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use EBS to manage customer data through a hosted cloud solution. One of the major benefits has been the in-place resizing of drives.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Bhupinder  T.
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"amazon elastic block store "

What do you like best?

quickly accessible and requires long-term persistence and we can easily upgrade

What do you dislike?

it is costly and emr clustering problems

Recommendations to others considering the product

s3 glacier

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are using this for data storage and in the data pipeline.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by User in Semiconductors
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"Elastic, Resilient, and Future Proofed"

What do you like best?

Amazon EBS, delivers flexibility to store, move, and manage all in real time without any downtime! The EBS service rocks!

What do you dislike?

Nothing! Amazon EBS is headed in the right direction and the AWS Consumer community looks forward to further maturity of the service.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Continuous feature integrations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Flexible Block storage with the abulity to move and migrate on demand based on performance, capacity or bandwidth.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Spencer S.
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"SSDs in the cloud"

What do you like best?

Fast, easy to provision, good pricing for what's provided.

What do you dislike?

Really not a lot. If anything, I wish EFS was cheaper.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storage for all EC2 instances.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Michael C.
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"Useful"

What do you like best?

Having block storage that elastic and scalable

What do you dislike?

It can be difficult to use in a shared aws account space.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having block storage that is scalable

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by phil f.
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"EBS works"

What do you like best?

easy to provision, expand, use, many types to meet our needs

What do you dislike?

you pay for what you provision, not use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

use it as local storagge.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Consultant in Management Consulting
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"A SAN in the cloud"

What do you like best?

EBS provides decent throughput for most storage related tasks. It allows for predefined IOPS as well for those tasks that require more IOPS as well.

What do you dislike?

I would be nice if it was available across availability zones as it is currently highly available within an AZ but not across

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

General data storage across various workloads.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Consultant in Management Consulting
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"Network Attached Storage at Scale"

What do you like best?

I love the way ease with which I can provision EBS via single command. The new EBS snapshot lifecycle management is industry leading.

What do you dislike?

Can attach the EBS to another instance simultaneously.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Speed of provisioning the storage at scale. Speed, cost optimization & Operation efficiency are the few benefits that we have identified in our production environment.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Great Performance"

What do you like best?

The option to select right device type for right workload and best pricing options for saving cost where necessary.

What do you dislike?

If we can have more IOPS support for smaller sizes help in some cases.

Recommendations to others considering the product

NA

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides great performance at storage level for applications to store and retrieve data with faster speeds.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Consultant
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"Elastic Block Store"

What do you like best?

The best thing is you only pay for what you use. I use it a lot to store basic key:value pairs

What do you dislike?

Nothing really. EBS "Just Works" and I like that.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Like I mentioned before, I use it mostly for Key:Value pairs which allows me to store configuration information.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by User in Environmental Services
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"It made a lasting impression "

What do you like best?

I like that it is able to be simple and have a lot of controls.

What do you dislike?

It is not so obvious to use some of its key features like sharing a document.

Recommendations to others considering the product

N/a

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With this program, we are able to store items in our business inventory and track them.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Administrator
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"EBS is great way to manage storage on EC2s"

What do you like best?

the ability to detach and attach to a different instance is very beneficial

What do you dislike?

If you need to shrink or grow a volume, it can be cumbersome

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we use EBS as the volume solution for all our ec2 instances. it is easy to manage and backup.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Internal Consultant in Hospital & Health Care
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"EBS "

What do you like best?

various types of ebs volumes help us to choose services whether hadoop or mongodb or application server

What do you dislike?

hardly to say anyting i dislike. but i wish aws should provide aws cli to map s3 to ec2

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

storage comes with various prices it is good

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Internal Consultant
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"Excellent flexible storage service but lack of visibility when it comes to snapshot costs"

What do you like best?

EBS provides a range of storage services to meet varios storage performance requirements

What do you dislike?

IT's really really hard to understand (never mind explain) how EBS snapshots work (in terms of lifecycle management) and how to control the associated costs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tuning storage perfoemance and costs

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by User
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"Storage provisioning made easy"

What do you like best?

Very simple service to use to provision storage for your EC2 instances.

What do you dislike?

None that we have encountered so far but maybe speed and performance for those who have the need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is the fundamental building block for ec2 instances to have storage.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Internal Consultant
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"EBS works well for storing binaries and temp files"

What do you like best?

its easy to use for storing binaries and temporary files

What do you dislike?

that if you dont persist EBS data it can get wiped out. the settings have to be chosen properly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storing binaries and temp files for application software and web server as well.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Administrator
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"Using EBS to underpin SAP instances"

What do you like best?

The ability to extend and change volume tyoe online

What do you dislike?

No thin provisioned flex cloning possible

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great choice of price points for differing workloads

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping downtime minimised on our Enterprise SAP systems by making storage changes online with SAP up and running.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by User in Financial Services
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"Easily migrate storage between instances"

What do you like best?

Easy enough to deploy a storgae device between different instances

What do you dislike?

I don't have much bad to say about this product, i can manage with with automation tools,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we can easily migrate data during deployments or as oart of disaster recovery

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Executive Sponsor
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"EBS review"

What do you like best?

Very easy to use and setup. We were up and running using block storage very quickly. Saved us a lot of money.

What do you dislike?

We didn't discover it earlier. Nothing else.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Develop deployment architecture first.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We want cheaper block storage capability

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Administrator
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"EBS makes it easy to scale my storage"

What do you like best?

Add storage to a running instance as workload demands increase over time

What do you dislike?

Expanding existing storage is somewhat slower than I'd like.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We switched to use gp2 (ssd) instances of EBS for all bu siness needs, given the price differential

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Fundamental Service for AWS"

What do you like best?

EBS is a fundamental service to AWS. I love that Provisioned IOPS now has a higher throughput for heavy read and write applications.

What do you dislike?

Nothing at all. I think it is working very well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storing data in AWS

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by User
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" Prevention of data loss."

What do you like best?

Helps data availability when compared to SSD devices.

What do you dislike?

Nothing specific as they help us to retain data in case of instance issues as we can reuse the EBS disks

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data availability even with instance issues

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Administrator
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"love it"

What do you like best?

elasticity, simple management, ability to snapshot all the time

What do you dislike?

I overpay because i overallocate, i wish there was a simple way to elastically auto scale

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

i use them to back my database stores.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Administrator
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"easy storage choice with predictable performance"

What do you like best?

easy of choices appropriate for the applications and easy of changing tiers as the load increases

What do you dislike?

complexity in credits and managing them beyond committed iops

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

provides the most appropriate tier for fluctuaing load

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by User
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"Fast local disks"

What do you like best?

They just deliver the performance of a fast local disks/ssds.

What do you dislike?

They cant be shared across instances.So I can't use them as shared cache across different instances.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using EBS for caching and delivering performance.

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"Good"

What do you like best?

Easy to attach, mount and move when creating instances and restore

What do you dislike?

Firstly I disliked that I am not able to share the storage, but EFS satisfied me.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Store the application persistent data.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Administrator
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"Love the new capabilities and enhancements of EBS"

What do you like best?

Volume Cloning and new features on Iops and replication.

What do you dislike?

Nothing in major as such. Very much satisfied

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Faster Performance and freedom to scale up and down on gp2 and io1

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Consultant
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"Need larger size volume support"

What do you like best?

Ease of use for provisioning Persistent storage to EC2 instances

What do you dislike?

Size limit on single volume supported for persistent storage

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Use as storage for solution we deliver

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) review by Executive Sponsor
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"Performance"

What do you like best?

its easy to use and setup. good for general purpose

What do you dislike?

its not fast enough to support high performance apps

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

works great for standard applications

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