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Forwarded this to my coworkers with the subject line "Hallelujah!". Biggest thing that made it impossible to replicate our setup in AWS so definitely a BFD as Vice President Biden would say. (Google [biden BFD] for context, if needed.)

Also awesome that the first hi instance type is robust in other specs too -- 10GigE and plenty of CPU and RAM.

Bo B

Excellent! But please consider adding a wider range of instance types with SSD storage. Not every server needs 60GB ram and 1TB ssd. Ideally every current instance type should be available with the choice of SSD storage instead(or at least a selection of the most popular ones).

Oh and it would be very nice being able to spin up some Amazon RDS mysql instances backed by SSDs.

Account Deleted

With each new release of the amazon, I see how much your competitors are arrears.

Congratulations, I am a client and AWS evangelist.


That's awesome :)


Any plans to offer lower end instances with SSD-backed storage? Our use case is we have an I/O hungry application that can run fine on m1.large. Would like to eliminate poor EBS performance bottleneck.

Markus Wanner

Cool thing. Although I'm wondering about PVM being faster than HVM? Or is this just Windows that slows things down here?

Account Deleted

+1 for smaller SSD backed instances or a SSD EBS.


Those are some interesting numbers you have posted there. Can you share how you measured and arrived at those statistics ?

Peter Horoszowski

I second the request to see this on an m1.large instance..


What does "this storage is failure resilient" mean here? That you might sometimes keep your data if the instance shuts down because of a hardware failure? Or just that it's meant to be reliable while running? I assume we're not talking about RAID, since that would add a lot to the price.


This is useless from mssql server point of view. We can't store the SQL data on a storage will disappear after reboot. I strongly suggest AWS should supply an SSD EBS, not the local one.

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