Posted On: Mar 30, 2023

AWS Compute Optimizer now supports Hard Disk Drive (HDD) volumes and io2 Block Express EBS volume types. You can start saving cost and improving performance on those EBS volumes with the optimization recommendations.

With today’s launch, you can receive recommendations from Compute Optimizer to increase the size of Throughput Optimized HDD (st1) volumes and Cold HDD (sc1) volumes or switch from st1 volumes to General Purpose (gp3) volumes for improved IOPS or throughput. Compute Optimizer also provides recommendations for moving infrequent accessed data from st1 to sc1 to obtain cost savings. Additionally, Compute Optimizer provides recommendations to migrate your EBS Magnetic (standard) volumes to current generation EBS volumes. If your Provisioned IOPS (io1/io2) EBS volumes are attached to io2-Block Express-enabled EC2 instances, Compute Optimizer can recommend you to increase their size and provision higher IOPS, fully utilizing the benefits of io2 Block Express. 

Compute Optimizer support for HDD and io2 Block Express EBS volumes is now available in a total of 21 AWS Regions, including the US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Middle East (Bahrain), Africa (Cape Town), Europe (Milan), and South America (São Paulo) Regions.

To learn more about the new feature updates, please visit Compute Optimizer’s product page and user guide