EBS versus S3

03 Aug 2020

Learn how EBS differs from S3.

EBS S3
Type

SAN

Web Service

Interface

Block Storage

REST API

Accessibility

EC2

Anywhere

Latency

Low

High

Throughput

Up to 2,375 MB/s

Very High

Durability

99.8%

99.999999999%

Availability

99.99%

99.99%

Replication

Single AZ

Multi-AZ (default), Multi-Region (optional)

Backups/Snapshots

EBS Snapshots

n/a

Storage Costs (GB/month)

$0.10

$0.023