Volumes Release Notes

January 2021

January 31

  • Due to capacity limits in the region, we have disabled the creation of new resources in SFO2 for new customers. Existing customers with resources in SFO2 are unaffected and can still create and destroy resources in SFO2.

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