Amazon EBS vs Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

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Amazon EBS vs Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage: 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; Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage: A Cloud Storage service. It is a generic cloud storage. You can use it from any computer, any operating system or any cloud storage purpose. You can manage and store large amounts of media files using this service.

Amazon EBS and Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage can be primarily classified as "Cloud Storage" tools.

Decisions about Amazon EBS and Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

We choose Backblaze B2 because it makes more sense for storing static assets.

We admire Backblaze's customer service & transparency, plus, we trust them to maintain fair business practices - including not raising prices in the future.

Lower storage costs means we can keep more data for longer, and lower bandwidth means cache misses don't cost a ton.

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What is Amazon EBS?

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.

What is Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage?

It is a generic cloud storage. You can use it from any computer, any operating system or any cloud storage purpose. You can manage and store large amounts of media files using this service

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What are some alternatives to Amazon EBS and Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage?
Amazon EFS
Amazon EFS is easy to use and offers a simple interface that allows you to create and configure file systems quickly and easily. With Amazon EFS, storage capacity is elastic, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files.
Amazon S3
Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
Google Cloud Storage
Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.
Azure Storage
Azure Storage provides the flexibility to store and retrieve large amounts of unstructured data, such as documents and media files with Azure Blobs; structured nosql based data with Azure Tables; reliable messages with Azure Queues, and use SMB based Azure Files for migrating on-premises applications to the cloud.
Minio
Minio is an object storage server compatible with Amazon S3 and licensed under Apache 2.0 License
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