Amazon’s Elastic Block Storage stretches control to individual volumes

Amazon’s Elastic Block Storage (EBS) is now a tad more elastic.

Thanks to a new feature called Elastic Volumes, it’s possible to change an EBS volume’s size or performance characteristics while still attached to and in use by an EC2 instance.

In an AWS blog, Amazon claims Elastic Volumes reduces the amount of work and planning needed when managing space for EC2 instances. “Instead of a traditional provisioning cycle that can take weeks or months, you can make changes to your storage infrastructure instantaneously, with a simple API call,” Amazon writes.

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