Amazon EBS vs RunAbove: What are the differences?
Amazon EBS: Block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS volumes are network-attached, and persist independently from the life of an instance. Amazon EBS provides highly available, highly reliable, predictable storage volumes that can be attached to a running Amazon EC2 instance and exposed as a device within the instance. Amazon EBS is particularly suited for applications that require a database, file system, or access to raw block level storage; RunAbove: Extreme High-Performance Cloud Computing & Object Storage. We give you full access to the OpenStack API, which our compute (Nova) and storage (Swift) solutions are based on. This means no provider lock-in and easy automation of all your deployments. You can also manage your account and billing details via our RESTful API. You can choose between Horizon or OVH's easy-to-use web panel.
Amazon EBS and RunAbove can be categorized as "Cloud Storage" tools.
Some of the features offered by Amazon EBS are:
- Amazon EBS allows you to create storage volumes from 1 GB to 1 TB that can be mounted as devices by Amazon EC2 instances. Multiple volumes can be mounted to the same instance.
- Amazon EBS enables you to provision a specific level of I/O performance if desired, by choosing a Provisioned IOPS volume. This allows you to predictably scale to thousands of IOPS per Amazon EC2 instance.
- Storage volumes behave like raw, unformatted block devices, with user supplied device names and a block device interface. You can create a file system on top of Amazon EBS volumes, or use them in any other way you would use a block device (like a hard drive).
On the other hand, RunAbove provides the following key features:
- OpenStack Nova and Swift API
- Ready to use SDKs
- Easy to use Runabove API
"Point-in-time snapshots" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon EBS over the competitors, whereas "SSDs" was stated as the key factor in picking RunAbove.
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Opstax uses EBS storage to store images, snapshots and to write any data we need to keep when an instance is no longer.