AWS announce the below two new updates for EBS Volumes.
EBS Snapshots Price Reduction
The snapshot prices for Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes (including Gateway-Cached volumes that are used with the AWS Storage Gateway) are reduced by 47% in all regions. Snapshots are typically used to capture a point-in-time backup of the data on EBS volumes, and can be used to instantiate multiple new volumes, expand the size of a volume, or move volumes across Availability Zones. Changes to snapshot pricing are retroactive to the beginning of the month “August 1, 2016”, this new price will be reflected in the statement at the end of the month.
Provisioned IOPS (PIOPS)
The maximum IOPS:GB ratio for EBS Provisioned IOPS SSD (io1) volumes has been increased from 30:1 to 50:1 (66% more IOPS with the same capacity). Prior to this change, we can provision up to 3,000 IOPS for a 100 GB volume. Now, we can provision up to 5,000 IOPS for that same volume. Additionally we can now achieve the maximum 20,000 IOPS with a volume as small as 400 GB, rather than 667 GB under 30:1, reducing storage cost along the way.
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