This document describes how to use the EBS (Elastic Block Store) optimized instances with Engine Yard Cloud.
EBS optimized instances provide persistent, high-performance, high-availability block-level storage which you can attach to a running instance. EBS optimized instances provide a dedicated and faster network path between your app and data storage for reliable volume performance.
You can use EBS optimized instances with provisioned IOPS volumes to increase performance levels as well as reliability. EBS optimized instances are also supported using standard EBS volumes.
EBS optimized instances support is available on these 64-bit instance types:
Standard Large (m1.large)
Standard Extra Large (m1.xlarge)
High Memory Quadruple Extra Large (m2.4xlarge)
High Memory Double Extra Large (m2.2xlarge)
High CPU Extra Large (c1.xlarge)
Note: Some instance sizes may not be available by default. Please contact Engine Yard Support if you do not see the necessary instance sizes.
Get started with EBS optimized instances on Engine Yard Cloud