Amazon web services for storage: Which one is the best : Ep # 2

3- AWS Snowball Edge

With the onboard storage and compute facilities, AWS Snowball Edge can store up to 100TB data. You can connect the storage device with other platforms to transfer data and you can even access the stored data offline.

Features

  • $0.03 to $0.04 per GB according to the location
  • You can easily transfer data in and out of the AWS platform
  • AWS Snowball Edge has been developed with easy to understand and use platform
  • It is independent of any other computer sources and process the stored data on its own
  • AWS Snowball Edge can be used as the stand out alone storage.
  • It works on the temper resistance enclosure and encryption keys to keep your data secure
  • Your location has to be verified for the access of AWS Snowball Edge because it is available in selected locations

Pros

  • Simple to use
  • Process local data
  • Easy data movement
  • Secure

Cons

  • The services are available in only a few regions
  • It does not support the server side encryption with other platforms
  • Only transfer metadata with file interface

Final Verdict

If you are working in the health care facility, AWS Snowball Edge will be a perfect choice. It will provide you the services to store the high-quality images and transfer them to other doctors. You can easily get started with the AWS Snowball Edge.

4-EBS an Amazon web services

Amazon EBS will provide you the unlimited storage volume. The data will be automatically replicated in the availability zone so you will get 24/7 availability and durability and it will protect you from component failure.

Features

  • There are several pricing packages but the regular monthly package is $0.10 per GB
  • You can select the HDD backed or SDD backed volumes according to your requirements
  • Amazon EBS is 99.99% available on any device anytime
  • It will provide you with unlimited encryption options
  • There are different access control policies of Amazon EBS that will allow you to access your data and keep it secured
  • For long-term durability, you can take snapshots of your data that will be protected by Amazon S3

Pros

  • Storage space is large
  • Your data will be permanently stored
  • Connect Amazon EBS with different instances
  • Highly secure platform
  • Long-term backup solution

Cons

  • Data storage process is slow
  • Access is completely based on internet connection
  • It is not easily scalable

Final Verdict

If you are looking for the AWS storage service that will provide you a large storage space to store all types of data than Amazon EBS is a good choice. However, if you want your data to be quickly stored than Amazon EBS might not be good for you.
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