October 1, 2018 / Eternal Team
When we think cloud services, the first name is AWS. It is the leading cloud services and IT infrastructure provider. Eternal being an AWS certified consulting partner has in-depth knowledge of AWS domain. Since AWS provides an array of services on SaaS model, so most of the time a business owner has no idea of which service to use. This where the AWS expertise of Eternal comes into play and today we are simplifying the use of AWS storage services, so that you decide the best for your business.
Here we will talk about most popular AWS storage services Amazon EBS, Amazon EFS, & Amazon S3. After all the comparison we will talk about the conclusion which are based on Eternal’s AWS expertise and various use cases.
Elastic Block storage service is manually scalable service. It is a persistent storage device that can be used as a file system for databases, application hosting and storage, and plug and play devices. One EBS volume can only be attach to a one instance or database. Its cost is lower then EFS.
Elastic Block Storage is –
Amazon Elastic File system is the fully working as a Network File System (NFS). But it is fully managed and autoscaling file system of AWS. We only have to pay as we have used the storage. It is automatically increase and decrease as our uses.
Amazon EFS file system is excellent as a managed network file system that can be shared across different Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EFS works like NAS devices and performs well for big data analytics, media processing workflows, and content management
Elastic File System is –
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is highly durable and Unlimited capacity static storage service. It is mainly used to store objects. It is useful for static website hosting, media distribution, version management, big data analytics, and archiving. In term of price the S3 is cheaper then these both. It provides us unlimited storage capacity.
Simple Storage Service is –
As we come to the end of comparison of various AWS storage services, now you must be aware of the types of AWS storage services and their benefits. It is time for the final verdict.
In the end, the deciding factor between Amazon EBS vs. Amazon EFS vs. S3 most likely comes down to how much you are ready to pay for storage.
Amazon S3 looks the cheapest but that might not always be the case. For performance, Amazon EBS is the fastest due to high IOPS, but when it comes to shared and scalable file systems Amazon EFS is the best option.
Comparing these storage options on AWS, EBS pricing and performance strike a balance that makes it very attractive. But in terms of managed and multi AZ NFS file system with auto scalability EFS is the most attractive and preferable.