Using Amazon EBS Volumes

I'm increasing my usage of Amazon EBS volumes. I tend to use objects I've written in PHP or ColdFusion for writing data to Amazon S3. I haven't historically used EBS volumes much, because data tends to be needed across multiple instances.

I'm taking another look at them. I'm going to use in a couple different scenarios: I will still be using key Amazon S3 buckets for global storage of images, video, audio and other files that I use across servers and deliver to different availability zones worldwide.

Amazon just released CloudWatch Metrics for Amazon EBS Volumes, which should make my EBS deployments much easier to manage.

More to come as I further integrate Amazon EBS Volumes into my cloud IT infrastructure strategy.