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jameskilton 563 days ago | link | parent

As it hasn't been mentioned yet, Amazon released EBS Optimized and Provisioned IOPS a few months ago that vastly improves EBS throughput.

http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/08/fast-forward-provisioned-...



astrodust 563 days ago | link

Their new SSD-based instances are supposed to be a lot faster, but has anyone benchmarked these?

My experience with EBS was the the performance was decent most of the time, but would brown out intermittently for reasons beyond your control.

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ihsw 563 days ago | link

Netflix managed to discover that the new instances cut server costs in half.

http://techblog.netflix.com/2012/07/benchmarking-high-perfor...

Keep in mind this is purely research and it may (or may not) have already been implemented as part of their production systems.

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