Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volumes are block-level, durable storage devices that attach to your EC2 Instances. EBS Volumes can be used as your primary storage device for an EC2 instance or database, or for throughput-intensive systems requiring constant disk scans. EBS volumes exist independently from your EC2 instances and can be retained after the associated EC2 instance has been deleted. AWS provides various types of EBS volumes allowing you to tailor the right volume to meet your budget and application performance requirements.
Cloud Conformity monitors Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) following the following rules: