In this how to guide, you will learn how to convert your EC2 instances into EBS optimized instances. Imagine you are part of a media organization that is running a website on an EC2 instance and is storing all of its media files (e.g., images, videos) in an EBS volume. In the beginning, everything goes smoothly, but as the organization gains more and more popularity, website traffic increases. As a result, image load times also increase. In efforts to identify the root cause behind this increase, you realize that the network throughput between EC2 instances and EBS volumes is fluctuating. Therefore, you need a solution that provides dedicated network throughput between EC2 instances and EBS volumes, consequently choosing to go with EBS optimized instances.
- You are using an instance type that supports EBS optimized instances (you can find the list of EBS optimized instances here).