Volumes Release Notes

May 2020

May 12

August 2019

August 26

  • Volume limits for verified accounts have been raised from 10 volumes per account/500 GB of volume data per region to 100 volumes per account/16 TB per region. Unverified accounts are still limited to 10 volumes/500 GB. Learn more about account verification.

August 19

  • Began the incremental release of new block storage volume limits. By the end of the release, all verified accounts will be able to create up to 100 volumes or use a total of 16 TB of volume data per region. Unverified accounts will be allowed 10 volumes or to use a total of 500 GB per region.

  • You can now create a maximum of one snapshot of a volume every 10 minutes. See the snapshots overview for more details.

February 2019

February 5

  • Tag support for block storage volumes was completed in the public API. The /v2/volumes endpoint displays tags and supports adding them to volumes at creation time. You can manage volume tags with the /v2/tags endpoint as well.

May 2018

May 22

April 2018

April 30

  • Burst support rolled out to all nine block storage regions.

    Performance Expectations

    Droplet Type IOPS Throughput
    Standard 5K 200 MB/s
    Std (Burst) 7.5K 300 MB/s
    Optimized 7.5K 300 MB/s
    Optimized (Burst) 10K 350 MB/s

February 2018

February 6

  • Block storage cluster in Bangalore and London upgraded to Ceph Luminous, reducing median cluster latency by 50%

January 2018

January 9