Posted On: May 7, 2013

We are excited to announce support for up to 4,000 IOPS per Amazon EBS Provisioned IOPS volume. This represents a fourfold increase from the original Provisioned IOPS volume performance since its launch last year. Provisioned IOPS volumes are designed to provide predictable, high performance for I/O intensive workloads such as databases, distributed file systems and other enterprise applications; all of which are available on AWS Marketplace.

You can get up to 4,000 IOPS from one volume. For performance beyond 4,000 IOPS, you can attach and stripe multiple volumes to deliver thousands of IOPS to your application. You can set the level of performance you need and EBS will consistently deliver it over the lifetime of the volume. To enable your Amazon EC2 instance to fully utilize the IOPS provisioned on an EBS volume, we recommend launching them as "EBS-optimized" instances, which deliver dedicated throughput between Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS. The EBS-optimized option is currently available for our m1.large, m1.xlarge, m2.2xlarge, m2.4xlarge, m3.xlarge, m3.2xlarge and c1.xlarge instance types.

One way to get started with Amazon EBS Provisioned IOPS is to launch a product from AWS Marketplace with 1-Click. AWS Marketplace is an online store where you can find, buy, and quickly deploy software that runs on AWS such as high-performance versions of MongoDB, NuoDB and OrangeFS. You can learn more about these products on the AWS Marketplace Provisioned IOPS information page.

Amazon EBS Provisioned IOPS volumes, EBS-optimized instances and AWS Marketplace products are now supported in all AWS regions except GovCloud. For more information on using Amazon EBS Provisioned IOPS volumes, please see the Amazon EC2 Developer Guide.