Posted On: Sep 16, 2014

You can now choose an EBS General Purpose (SSD) or EBS Provisioned IOPS (SSD) volume as the boot device when setting up your Elastic Beanstalk environment. Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) provides block storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances. General Purpose (SSD) volumes take advantage of SSD storage offering customers faster boot times along with low-latency and consistent I/O performance. EBS Provisioned IOPS (SSD) volumes allow you to set the level of throughput that you need, and currently support up to 4,000 IOPS per volume.

To start using EBS General Purpose (SSD) or EBS Provisioned IOPS (SSD) as your boot device, just select the volume type under the ‘Root volume type’ Configuration Details in the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Management Console. Additionally, you can also choose your desired volume size as well as the number of IOPS to provision.

If you want more information about EBS General Purpose (SSD), please visit the product page.

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