Advantage of using a 3rd party software for Backup (N2WS by Veeam) over AMI

Note: AMI is actually not a backup solution.

Charges are only applicable for the bits that make up the AMI
No additional charge for creating AMI. But if you’re making it from a running instance you will pay the fees for running a micro instance (which is about $0.02/hr, depending on the region).

  • ESB charges for AMI creation here: https://aws.amazon.com/ebs/pricing/
    So you are only charged for the cost of storing the snapshot of the volume
  • When storing theS3 backup AMI, you only pay for the S3 storage fees as shown here

For the third party backup tool by N2WS

  • N2WS
    AWS provides a robust cloud platform for customers to create and deploy business applications without the financial burdens and time commitments of on-premises data centres. AWS noted, your applications and data are your responsibility (therefore plan a better backup solution for it).

What they provide

  • N2WS, a Veeam Company which provides enterprise-class data protection that is purpose-built for AWS workloads.
    This operational backup, recovery and disaster recovery (DR) solution provided by Veaam is called Cloud Protection Manager. This includes full support for Amazon EC2 instances, EBS volumes etc.

Advantages of using N2WS Backup solutions

  • Cloud Protection Manager provides recovery access to data as quickly as possible.
  • Cloud Protection Manager leverages native AWS technologies to utilise block-level and incremental snapshots
  • With the N2WS solutions, 100% of uptime and availablity is assured.
  • Adherance to specific government and complience requiremenets for the AWS Cloud.
  • Cross-region and cross-account DR

N2WS Pricing:
note: These prices might no longer be valid at your time of usage

N2WS Editions and prices

  • Cloud Protection Manager Free Trial & BYOL Edition
    This includes bring your N2WS linces and also AWS usage fees apply
  • Cloud Protection Manager Standard Edition
    This costs $199.00 per month for software plus AWS usage fees
  • Cloud Protection Manager Free Edition
    Costs $0.00 per hour for the N2WS software plus AWS usage fees (Note: The maximum backup here is five (5) instance.)
  • Cloud Protection Manager Advanced Edition
    This cost $399.00 per month for software plus AWS usage fees and this supports 10 users and 10 AWS accounts
  • Cloud Protection Manager Enterprise Edition
    This cost $399.00 per month for software plus AWS usage fees and supports up to 20 users and 20 AWS accounts