#AWS Larger and Faster Elastic Block Store (#EBS) Volumes

As Werner just
announced from the stage at AWS re:Invent, we have some great news
for users of Amazon Elastic Block Store (). We are planning to support volumes that
are larger and faster than ever before! Here are the new specs:

  • General Purpose (SSD)
    You will be able to create volumes that store up to 16 TB and
    provide up to 10,000 baseline IOPS (up from 1 TB and 3,000 baseline IOPS).
    Volumes of this type will continue to support bursting to
    even higher performance levels (see my post on
    New
    SSD-Backed Elastic Block Storage
    for more information).
  • Provisioned IOPS (SSD)
    You will be able to create volumes that store up to 16 TB and
    provide up to 20,000 Provisioned IOPS (up from 1 TB and 4,000 Provisioned IOPS).

Newly created volumes will transfer data more than twice as fast,
with a maximum throughput of 160 MBps for General Purpose (SSD) and
320 MBps for Provisioned IOPS (SSD).

With more room to store data and the ability to get to it even more
rapidly, you can now run demanding, large-scale workloads without
having to stripe multiple volumes together or to do a complex
dance when it comes time to create and coordinate snapshots. You can
just create the volume and turn your attention to your data and your
application.

Stay tuned for more information on availability!

Jeff;

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