IOPS, or input/output operations per second, is a measurement of the performance of storage devices. A higher IOPS measurement implies better performance for reading and writing data.

IOPS measures the maximum amount of read and write operations performed on the storage device each second.

DigitalOcean Block Storage volumes have burst support, which automatically increases the IOPS and bandwidth of volumes for short periods of time to support spikes in workload.

Volumes support automatic formatting and mounting, resizing, and snapshots. They have burst support for improved IOPS and bandwidth rates and are encrypted with LUKS.