We are excited to announce 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.
For more information on using Amazon EBS Provisioned IOPS volumes, please see the Amazon EC2 Developer Guide.