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Now in Preview – Larger & Faster io2 Block Express EBS Volumes with Higher Throughput

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes have been an essential EC2 component since they were launched in 2008. Today, you can choose between six types of HDD and SSD volumes, each designed to serve a particular use case and to deliver…
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New – Amazon EBS gp3 Volume Lets You Provision Performance Apart From Capacity

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is an easy-to-use, high-performance block storage service designed for use with Amazon EC2 instances for both throughput and transaction-intensive workloads of all sizes. Using existing general purpose…
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New – Amazon EC2 R5b Instances Provide 3x Higher EBS Performance

In July 2018, we announced memory-optimized R5 instances for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). R5 instances are designed for memory-intensive applications such as high-performance databases, distributed web scale in-memory…
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New EBS Volume Type (io2) – 100x Higher Durability and 10x More IOPS/GiB

We launched EBS Volumes with Provisioned IOPS way back in 2012. These volumes are a great fit for your most I/O-hungry and latency-sensitive applications because you can dial in the level of performance that you need, and then (with the…

Amazon EBS Fast Snapshot Restore for Shared EBS Snapshots

Snapshots are an integral part of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS). Snapshots allow you to create a block-level, point-in-time copy of your volumes for backup, or disaster-recovery purposes. Snapshots are incremental, only data modified…
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Create snapshots from any block storage using EBS direct APIs

I am excited to announce you can now create Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) snapshots from any block storage data, such as on-premises volumes, volumes from another cloud provider, existing block data stored on Amazon Simple Storage Service…
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New – Programmatic Access to EBS Snapshot Content

EBS Snapshots are really cool! You can create them interactively from the AWS Management Console: You can create them from the Command Line (create-snapshot) or by making a call to the CreateSnapshot function, and you can use the Data Lifecycle…
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AWS Now Available from a Local Zone in Los Angeles

AWS customers are always asking for more features, more bandwidth, more compute power, and more memory, while also asking for lower latency and lower prices. We do our best to meet these competing demands: we launch new EC2 instance types,…
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New – Amazon EBS Fast Snapshot Restore (FSR)

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) has been around for more than a decade and is a fundamental AWS building block. You can use it to create persistent storage volumes that can store up to 16 TiB and supply up to 64,000 IOPS (Input/Output…
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New – Opt-in to Default Encryption for New EBS Volumes

My colleagues on the AWS team are always looking for ways to make it easier and simpler for you to protect your data from unauthorized access. This work is visible in many different ways, and includes the AWS Cloud Security page, the AWS…