To date, Amazon AWS has remained the unparalleled, undisputed leader in cloud-based elastic block storage services. As explained on the Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) website, EBS “provides 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 is particularly suited for applications that require a database, file system, or access to raw block level storage.”
Whether you offer managed services or operate an enterprise data center, your users are probably demanding elastic block storage. However, incumbent SAN storage solutions cannot provide the scale, elasticity, performance, and low cost of ownership and operations that are required to satisfactorily address users’ expectations. That’s where EMC ScaleIO comes in.
EMC turns every piece of data center hardware into a revenue‑generating asset. ScaleIO is the only storage solution that enables both service providers and operators of enterprise data centers to build an on-premises alternative to Amazon EBS—and at a competitive cost.
Learn about ScaleIO as an ideal alternative for Amazon's EBS service for cloud based elastic block storage.