Amazon just announced they are now offering SSD-backed instance. This pretty awesome. I have been hearing great feedback on performance from everybody using SSD for IO intensive application. Obviously. We can now finally try it on AWS. Here are the specs they offer for now:

  • 8 virtual cores, clocking in at a total of 35 ECU (EC2 Compute Units).
  • 60.5 GB of RAM.
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
  • 2 TB of local SSD-backed storage

The only downside? It ain’t cheap: $3.10/h