Will Amazon's High I/O Instance type be affordable and available for the majority of cloud users?


Amazon is offering SSD backed High I/O Instances for those willing and able to pay for it. At least for now this seems aimed at those big AWS customers like Netflix that need to eliminate bottlenecks and have the money to pay to do it. Is this SSD architecture where the cloud is going for everyone, or is it likely to remain a premium offering for deep pocket customers?

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It will most likely start out for the deep pocketed customers, then move on to the lower tiers of customers later on when costs become lowered. That's usually how a lot of technology starts out, you have the early adopters who have the cash to pay for high end stuff, and then eventually it all trickles down to the lower end as newer technology arrives.

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