Amazon Elastic Block Store

Easy to use, high performance block storage at any scale

30 GB of storage

for 12 months with the AWS Free Tier

How it works

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) is an easy-to-use, scalable, high-performance block-storage service designed for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

Use cases

Build your SAN in the cloud for I/O intensive applications

Migrate mid-range, on-premises storage area network (SAN) workloads to the cloud. Attach high-performance and high-availability block storage for mission-critical applications.

Run relational or NoSQL databases

Deploy and scale your choice of databases, including SAP HANA, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Cassandra, and MongoDB.

Right-size your big data analytics engines

Easily resize clusters for big data analytics engines, such as Hadoop and Spark, and freely detach and reattach volumes.

How to get started

Explore hands-on training

See how to create an on-demand backup job of an Amazon EBS volume.

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