Cloud Computing: AWS Launches Provisioned IOPS for Its Elastic Block Store

Amazon Web Services is now offering new features for customers looking to run high-performance databases in the cloud by launching Elastic Block Store (EBS) Provisioned IOPS.
Provisioned IOPS (input/output operations per second) 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.
With Provisioned IOPS, customers can specify both volume size and volume performance, and EBS will consistently deliver the desired performance over the lifetime of the volume.
Provisioned IOPS volumes are engineered so customers can develop, test and deploy production applications and get their desired performance.

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