Amazon has introduced Elastic Volumes feature for Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) allowing users the new capability to modify configurations of live volumes with a simple API call or a few console clicks.

Elastic Volumes makes it easy to dynamically increase capacity, tune performance, and change the type of any new or existing current generation volume with no downtime or performance impact. You can streamline and automate changes using Amazon CloudWatch with AWS Lambda. With Amazon EBS you can provision the capacity and performance you need today with the confidence that you can make modifications in the future as your business needs change.

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