AWS announced support for up to 2,000 IOPS per Amazon EBS Provisioned IOPS volume, doubling the previously available performance delivered from a single volume. Provisioned IOPS volumes are designed to provide predictable, high performance for I/O intensive workloads, such as database applications, that rely on consistent and fast response times. With Provisioned IOPS, you can flexibly specify both volume size and volume performance, and Amazon EBS will consistently deliver the desired performance over the lifetime of the volume.
You can attach multiple Amazon EBS volumes to an Amazon EC2 instance and stripe across them to deliver thousands of IOPS to your application. To enable your Amazon EC2 instance to fully utilize the IOPS provisioned on an EBS volume, you can attach your volumes to instances that are EBS-Optimized. EBS-Optimized instances deliver dedicated throughput between Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS, with options between 500 Mbps and 1000 Mbps depending on the instance type used. EBS-Optimized instances are currently available for our m1.large, m1.xlarge, and m2.4xlarge instance types.
- Launch an m1.large, m1.xlarge, or m2.4xlarge Amazon EC2 instance as an EBS-Optimized instance using either the Amazon EC2 Management Console or Amazon EC2 APIs.
- Create an EBS volume, configuring the type as “Provisioned IOPS” and specifying the storage and IOPS you need, up to 2,000 IOPS from a single volume.
- Attach the EBS volume to your Amazon EC2 instance.
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