Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute) instances in the AWS Cloud.
Users can also create Amazon EBS General Purpose (SSD) volumes that can store up to 16 TB, and process up to 10,000 IOPS. These volumes are designed for five 9s of availability and up to 320 megabytes per second of throughput when attached to EBS optimized instances.
These performance improvements make it even easier to run applications requiring high performance or high amounts of storage, such as large transactional databases, big data analytics, and log processing systems. Users can now run large-scale, high performance workloads on a single volume, without needing to stripe together several smaller volumes.
Larger and faster volumes are available now in all commercial AWS regions and in AWS GovCloud (US). To learn more please check out the Amazon EBS details page.