Today AWS announced the availability of AWS Elastic Beanstalk and Provisioned IOPS for Amazon EBS in Sao Paolo. The following descriptions are from the AWS Products and Solutions Site:
Provisioned IOPS for Amazon EBS: Provisioned IOPS is an Elastic Block Store volume type designed to deliver predictable, high performance for I/O intensive workloads, such as database applications, that rely on consistent and fast response times. You can provision a volume with up to 2,000 IOPS and up to 1TB of storage, and attach it to your Amazon EC2 instance. To enable your Amazon EC2 instances to fully utilize the IOPS provisioned on an EBS volume, we recommend using EBS-Optimized instances. You can learn more about Provisioned IOPS by visiting the Amazon EBS detail page.AWS Elastic Beanstalk: Elastic Beanstalk provides an easy way for you to quickly deploy and manage Java, PHP, Python, Ruby, and .NET applications in the AWS cloud. You simply upload your application, and Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring. Elastic Beanstalk provides a set of tools to simplify deployment and management and is available at no additional charge – you pay only for the AWS resources needed to store and run your applications. To get started, visit the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Developer Guide.