White Paper:

AWS Snapshot vs. Backup

White Paper AWS Snapshot vs. Backup

Amazon EBS volume snapshots are often confused with backups and used as a means of protecting data in the cloud. However, snapshots are costly, unreliable, and inefficient when compared to real EC2 instance backups.

Learn about the differences between EBS volume snapshots and EC2 instance backups and how you can:

  • Save 75% on data storage costs
  • Reduce security risks
  • Decrease backup administration time

This White Paper covers:

  • What EBS volume snapshots are
  • EBS volume snapshot limitations
  • How backups are different from snapshots
  • Ways to reduce data storage costs by 4X
  • Security risks and how to avoid them
  • Maintenance issues and ways to cut administration time


Founded in 2012, NAKIVO is a US corporation dedicated to developing a fast, reliable, and affordable data protection solution for VMware, Hyper-V, and cloud environments. With 20 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, 5-star online community reviews, 97.3% customer satisfaction with support, and more than 16,000 deployments worldwide including by Honda, Coca-Cola, China Airlines, Microsemi and many others, NAKIVO is one of the fastest-growing data protection software developers in the industry. NAKIVO has a global presence, with over 2,300 channel partners in 124 countries worldwide.

10,000+ companies worldwide rely on NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect and recover their environments

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