During last year’s AWS re:Invent conference, AWS announced their plan to support larger EBS volumes - at the time the maximum EBS volume size was 1TB. If a user needed to create volumes and file systems larger than 1TB, they had to rely on drive aggregation techniques like software RAID or drive concatenation. This increased complexity, costs and risk.
Today, AWS announced the availability of the promised larger and faster EBS volumes. Now you can create:
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Amazon finally released EBS volumes that are larger than 1TB, a feature many have been waiting for, for years. Read the announcement for more details, but the quick summary is, that you can now provision SSD (gp2 and io1) EBS Volumes up to 16TB in size, with up to 20,000 Provisioned IOPS:
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