Posted On: Oct 9, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the Amazon EBS Provisioned IOPS volumes maximum IOPS:GB (input/output operations per second to Gigabytes) ratio has been increased from 10:1 to 30:1. Prior to this change, customers could provision up to 1,000 IOPS for a 100 GB volume. Now, they can provision up to 4,000 IOPS for a 133 GB volume, enjoying greater flexibility in how they configure Provisioned IOPS volumes.

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. Customers can provision up to 1 TB and 4,000 IOPS per Provisioned IOPS volume. For more information on using Amazon EBS Provisioned IOPS volumes, please refer to the Amazon EC2 Developer Guide.