AWS EBS Pricing

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) is an easy-to-use, scalable, high-performance block-storage service designed for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). To learn more about AWS EBS, refer to our blog post – https://www.cloudinfonow.com/aws-ebs/

Overview of AWS EBS Pricing

With Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), you pay only for what you provision. Volume storage for all EBS volume types is charged by the amount of GB you provision per month until you release the storage.

With Amazon EBS, you pay only for what you use. Pricing Varies by usage of different features of AWS EBS.

Amazon EBS Volumes Pricing

The pricing for Amazon EBS volumes is listed below.

Volume TypePrice
General Purpose SSD (gp3) – Storage$0.08/GB-month
General Purpose SSD (gp3) – IOPS3,000 IOPS free and $0.005/provisioned IOPS-month over 3,000
General Purpose SSD (gp3) – Throughput125 MB/s free and $0.04/provisioned MB/s-month over 125
General Purpose SSD (gp2) Volumes$0.10 per GB-month of provisioned storage
Provisioned IOPS SSD (io2) – Storage$0.125/GB-month
Provisioned IOPS SSD (io2) – IOPS$0.065/provisioned IOPS-month up to 32,000 IOPS
$0.046/provisioned IOPS-month from 32,001 to 64,000 IOPS
$0.032/provisioned IOPS-month for greater than 64,000 IOPS†
Provisioned IOPS SSD (io1) Volumes$0.125 per GB-month of provisioned storage AND $0.065 per provisioned IOPS-month
Throughput Optimized HDD (st1) Volumes$0.045 per GB-month of provisioned storage
Cold HDD (sc1) Volumes$0.015 per GB-month of provisioned storage
AWS EBS Pricing

gp2 vs gp3 pricing

Following is high level Comparision of gp2 vs gp3 pricing

gp2 vs gp3 pricing

Amazon EBS Snapshots Pricing

Amazon EBS Snapshots are point-in-time copies of your block data. EBS Snapshots in the Standard tier are stored incrementally, which means you are billed only for the changed blocks stored. EBS Snapshots in the Archive tier are full copies of your block data, which means you are billed for all the blocks stored and not just the changed blocks.

EBS Snapshots Storage Pricing
Standard$0.05 per GB of data stored
Archive$0.0125 per GB of data stored
EBS Snapshots Restore Pricing
StandardFree
Archive$0.03 per GB of data retrieved
Amazon EBS Snapshots Pricing

Amazon EBS Fast Snapshot Restore Pricing

Fast Snapshot Restore (FSR) allows you to promptly restore fully provisioned EBS volumes from snapshots, regardless of the size of the volume or snapshot.  FSR is charged in Data Services Unit-Hours (DSU-Hours) for each snapshot and each Availability Zone in which it is enabled.

DSUs mean that you are billed per minute with a one-hour minimum. 

Fast Snapshot Restore$0.75 per 1 DSU hour on each snapshot and in each AZ it is enabled
Amazon EBS Fast Snapshot Restore Pricing

Amazon EBS cost optimization – Best practices

Following are some of the EBS Cost Optimization Best practices

Amazon EBS cost optimization – Best practices

AWS EBS Cost Calculator

Following is sample EBS Cost Calculator

For example, you provision a 6,000 GB volume for 12 hours (43,200 seconds) in a 30-day month. Additionally, you provision 20,000 IOPS and 1000 MB/s for your volume.

Gp3 volume charge($0.08 per GB-month * 6,000 GB * 43,200 seconds / (86,400 seconds/day * 30-day month)) = $8
Gp3 IOPS charge($0.005 per provisioned IOPS-month * (20,000 IOPS provisioned – 3,000 IOPS in the free baseline performance) * 43,200 seconds /(86,400 seconds /day * 30-day month))= $1.166
Gp3 baseline performance charge($0.06 per provisioned MB/s-month * (1000 MB/s provisioned – 125 MB/s in the free baseline performance) * 43,200 seconds /(86,400 seconds /day * 30 day-month))= $0.75
Total$9.91 per 30-day month
EBS Cost Calculator

For more information on EBS Pricing, refer to AWS documentation – https://aws.amazon.com/ebs/pricing/

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