Today, AWS announced the availability of the promised larger and faster EBS volumes. Now you can create:
- Provisioned IOPS (SSD) volumes that store up to 16 TB (terabytes) and process up to 20,000 IOPS, with a maximum throughput of 320 MBps (megabytes per second). Introduced in 2012, these are designed for I/O-intensive workloads that require consistent performance, such as relational and NoSQL databases. This volume type allows you to provision the exact level of consistent performance that you need and pay for only what you provision.
- General Purpose (SSD) volumes that store up to 16 TB and process up to 10,000 IOPS with a maximum throughput of 160 MBps. Launched last June, these are the default EBS volume type for Amazon EC2 instances and are suitable for a broad range of bursty workloads, including small- to medium-sized databases (either NoSQL or relational), dev and test environments, and boot volumes.
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