AWS Compute Optimizer enhances EC2 instance type recommendations with Amazon EBS metrics

Posted on: Oct 8, 2020

AWS Compute Optimizer now analyzes additional Amazon EBS metrics to generate enhanced EC2 instance type recommendations. Enhanced recommendations are now available for Compute Optimizer and Cost Explorer Rightsizing Recommendations customers.

Historically, customers were required to to analyze EBS volume metrics in order to identify whether their EC2 instances have been throttled by EBS bandwidth or IOPS limits. With this enhancement, Compute Optimizer helps customers identify EC2 instances that are experiencing EBS bandwidth or IOPS bottleneck and automatically recommends more suitable EC2 instance types for their applications. This new feature helps customers improve performance of their applications.

The enhancement is available in all regions where Compute Optimizer and Cost Explorer recommendations are available. For more information about Compute Optimizer, visit here.