Google Compute Engine Ups Storage Limits

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Google announced that it is increasing the size limits of all Google Compute Engine block storage products, including Local SSD and both types of Persistent Disk.

You can get up to 64TB of Persistent Disk per VM for most machine types including standard and SSD-backed Persistent Disk. The volume size limit has also increased to 64TB. As Google notes, this eliminates the need to stripe disks for larger volumes.

"Persistent Disk provides fantastic price-performance and offers excellent usability for workloads that rely on durable block storage," says Google's John Barrus. "Persistent Disk SSD delivers 30 IOPS per 1 GB provisioned, up to 15,000 IOPS per instance. Persistent Disk Standard is great value at $0.04 per GB-mo and provides 0.75 read IOPS per GB and 1.5 write IOPS per GB. Performance limits are set at an instance level, and can be achieved with just a single Persistent Disk."

They've also increased the amount of Local SSD that can be attached to a single VM to 3TB. You can attach twice as many partitions of Local SSD to Compute Engine instances (beta). Up to 8 375GB partitions or 3TB of high IOPS SSD can now be attached to a machine with at least one virtual CPU.

"The new, larger SSD has the same incredible IOPS performance we announced in January, topping out at 680,000 random 4K read IOPS and 360,000 random 4K write IOPS," says Barrus. "With Local SSD you can achieve multiple millions of operations per second for key-value stores and a million writes per second using as few as 50 servers on NoSQL databases."

Local SSD is still $0.218 per GB/month.

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