Thursday, August 2, 2012

Amazon Web Services Offers Provisioned IOPS at 500 Mbps to 1 Gbps

Amazon Web Services introduced new features for customers looking to run high performance databases in the cloud.

The company is now offering EBS Provisioned IOPS and EBS-Optimized instances for Amazon EC2. Provisioned IOPS are a new EBS volume type designed to deliver predictable, high performance for I/O intensive workloads, such as database applications, that rely on consistent and fast response times.

AWS said customers can attach multiple volumes to an Amazon EC2 instance and stripe across them to deliver thousands of IOPS to their application. EBS-Optimized instances deliver dedicated throughput between Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS, with options between 500 Mbps and 1,000 Mbps. 01-Aug-12