Overview#AWS Elastic Block Store (EBS) is a Amazon Web Service that provides persistent Block storage device for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud.
AWS Elastic Block Store can be #
- General Purpose SSD
- Provisioned IOPS SSD - I/O intensive Applications with 10,000 IOPS such as Relational Database Management System and NoSQL
- Mechanical Disk
- Encrypted at no cost (but NOT by default)
Each EBS volume is automatically replicated within its Cloud Zone to protect you from component failure, offering high availability and durability. Amazon EBS volumes offer the consistent and low-latency performance needed to run your workloads. With Amazon EBS, you can scale your usage up or down within minutes – all while paying a low price for only what you provision.