Service types

Cloud Volumes Service provides two service types: CVS and CVS-Performance. You select the service type that matches your workload needs.

  • CVS: Default service type for the service when you create volumes from the Cloud Console. The CVS service type is designed for general-purpose Linux workloads that require light-to-moderate performance, up to 100 MiB/s. The CVS service type provides storage volumes with two service levels: single-zone and multi-zonal high-availability, ensuring a volume's availability within a region.

  • CVS-Performance: High-performance service type intended for performance-sensitive Linux and Windows workloads that require high throughput, low latency, or both. CVS-Performance is the default service type when you create volumes from the Cloud Volumes Service API. Three service levels are available. You can dynamically adjust the service level to align performance with your workload, thus enabling you to optimize your costs to the performance that your application workload requires.

Each service type offers a different set of capabilities:

Feature CVS CVS-Performance
Supported service levels One service level, with 32 MiB/s per TiB of throughput, up to 100 MiB total throughput. Three service levels, with throughput of 16 MiB/s, 64 MiB/s, and 128 MiB/s per TiB of throughput respectively, up to 4.5 GiB/s total throughput.
NFSv3 volumes Y Y
NFSv4.1 volumes N Y
SMB volumes N Y
Volume high availability Y (multiple zones) Y (single region)
Snapshots Y Y
Volume cloning N Y
Volume backups Y N
Volume replication for data protection N Y

Resource limits vary according to the service type. For details, see Resource limits and maxfiles limits.

The Volumes page displays the service type for each volume.

The Volumes page displays the service type for each volume.

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