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5 Killer Quora Answers on Amazon EBS

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Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block storage volumes to use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud. Each Amazon EBS volume is automatically replicated within its Availability Zone to protect you from component failure, offering high availability and durability.  Amazon EBS volumes offer the consistent and low-latency performance needed to run your workloads. With Amazon EBS, you can scale your usage up or down within minutes—all while paying a low price for only what you provision.  Amazon EBS Features. Choose between solid-state disk (SSD)-backed or hard disk drive (HDD)-backed volumes that can deliver the performance you need for your most demanding applications. Availability: Each Amazon EBS volume is designed for 99.999% availability and automatically replicates within its Availability Zone to protect your applications from component failure. Encryption: Amazon EBS encryption provides seamless support for data-at-rest and data-in-transit between