Posted On: Feb 14, 2017

Today we are introducing the Elastic Volumes feature for Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). This new capability allows you to modify configurations of live volumes with a simple API call or a few console clicks. Elastic Volumes makes it easy to dynamically increase capacity, tune performance, and change the type of any new or existing current generation volume with no downtime or performance impact. You can streamline and automate changes using Amazon CloudWatch with Amazon Lambda where available (Amazon Lambda is not available in the Beijing Region as of the date of this post). With Amazon EBS you can provision the capacity and performance you need today with the confidence that you can make modifications in the future as your business needs change.

This feature is available in Beijing Region operated by Sinnet and all the other Commercial Amazon Web Services regions at no additional cost. CloudWatch and Lambda usage is billed at standard rates.

To get started, simply sign into the Amazon Web Services Console, select Amazon EC2, and right click on the volume you wish to modify. To learn more about Elastic Volumes click here