20 Aug '12, 4pm

High I/O on Engine Yard Cloud

The infrastructure options available to Engine Yard Cloud customers are constantly expanding. Not long ago Amazon Web Services released limited availability of a new High I/O instance type with staggering performance gains over the existing instance types. Today we’re happy to announce availability of the hi1.4xlarge instance type as an Early Access feature for all interested customers wanting to take one (or more) of these for a spin. What is a High I/O Instance? High I/O instances are the most performant instances in terms of CPU and Disk availability on the AWS Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2). These instances sit on a 10 Gigabit ethernet network, providing unmatched performance in terms of latency and speed. The main difference between this instance type and all previous, is the ephemeral storage. Storage Differences Amazon EC2 has a number of different storage options, e...

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