Posted On: Jun 16, 2015

You can now launch the t2.large, the newest Amazon EC2 burstable-performance instance size. The t2.large features 8 GiB of system memory and 2 vCPUs, making it well suited for workloads that require a consistent baseline of performance, the ability to burst, and more memory than is available in other T2 instances. With an On-Demand Instance price of $0.104 per hour, the t2.large is the lowest-cost Amazon EC2 instance for workloads that need 8 GiB of system memory. To learn more about Amazon EC2 T2 instances, visit the Amazon EC2 instance page.

Many applications such as web servers, developer environments and databases don’t need consistently high levels of CPU, but benefit significantly from having full access to very fast CPUs when they need them. T2 instances are engineered specifically for these use cases. T2 instances are backed by the latest Intel Xeon processors with clock speeds up to 3.3 GHz. They also work well with Amazon EBS General Purpose (SSD-backed) volumes.

T2 instances can be purchased as On-Demand Instances and Reserved Instances. The t2.large is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (San Francisco), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), Brazil (Sao Paolo), China (Beijing), and GovCloud (US) regions.