Posted On: Aug 25, 2020

New Elastic Block Store (EBS) Provisioned IOPS volume, io2, features higher durability of 99.999%, and supports provisioning 500 IOPS for every provisioned GB. This means that with io2, customers get 100x better volume durability and a 10x higher IOPS to storage ratio – all at the same price as io1. io2 is ideal for performance intensive, business critical applications such as SAP HANA, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and IBM DB2 that will benefit from higher uptime.

Customers choose EBS Provisioned IOPS volumes for running their most performance intensive applications, but are looking for higher volume durability for their business-critical applications. With high durability io2 volumes, customers can reduce the likelihood of storage failures, which improves overall application availability. io2 volumes also support provisioning 10x higher IOPS to storage ratio, up to 500 IOPS for every provisioned GB, so that customers can provision more performance without increasing their spend on storage.

EBS io2 volumes are generally available in US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Stockholm), and Middle East (Bahrain) with more regions coming soon.

Customers can get started with io2 volumes using the AWS Management Console, the AWS CLI, or the AWS SDKs. Customers can either create new io2 volumes or use Elastic Volume functionality to seamlessly upgrade their existing EBS volume to an io2 volume without disrupting their applications. For more information on io2 volumes, please visit our product page.