Amazon EC2 persistent storage
April 15, 2008
EC2 announced future support for adding raw, persistent block devices to VMs, a few non-Amazon people are even testing it already.
- Ability to create volumes between 1GB and 1TB
- Ability to create any FS on them after the first mount
- Mounted from same availability zone as the EC2 instance
- Snapshots to S3 (awesome)
See Werner Vogels and this RightScale post.