Introducing additional block storage for Amazon Lightsail

Posted on: Nov 14, 2017

We are excited to announce the availability of Amazon Lightsail block storage that allows customers to extend their Lightsail instances with additional solid state drive (SSD) -backed storage disks for $0.10 per GB-month. With block storage, customers can attach performant, secure storage disks to their Lightsail instances with just a few clicks. With Lightsail block storage, users can now further customize their instances and scale their applications at a low, predictable price.

Customers can attach up to 15 disks of up to 16 TB to each Lightsail instance without having to increase their instance plan size. The intuitive Lightsail console allows users to fully manage their disks, including creating and deleting disks, attaching and detaching disks from instances, and backing up disks via snapshots. Users can also use the simple and powerful Lightsail API to automate any of these actions programmatically.

Amazon Lightsail block storage provides consistent performance at a low price and is designed to support a wide range of applications that need frequent access to data. Block storage disks are automatically replicated to protect you from component failure and are designed to offer high availability and durability. For additional security and protection, Lightsail also automatically encrypts the data on all your block storage disks by default.

The block storage add-on for Amazon Lightsail is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Asia Pacific (Sydney). For more information on Amazon Lightsail and block storage, visit