Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) Enables Live Volume Modifications with Elastic Volumes

Posted on: Feb 13, 2017

Today we are introducing the Elastic Volumes feature for Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). This new capability allows you to modify configurations of live volumes with a simple API call or a few console clicks. Elastic Volumes makes it easy to dynamically increase capacity, tune performance, and change the type of any new or existing current generation volume with no downtime or performance impact. You can streamline and automate changes using Amazon CloudWatch with AWS Lambda. With Amazon EBS you can provision the capacity and performance you need today with the confidence that you can make modifications in the future as your business needs change.

This feature is available in all Commercial AWS regions at no additional cost. CloudWatch and Lambda usage is billed at standard rates.

To get started, simply sign into the AWS Console, select Amazon EC2, and right click on the volume you wish to modify. To learn more about Elastic Volumes click here.