Posted On: May 18, 2016

We are excited to announce Amazon EC2 X1 instances. X1 instances extend the elasticity, simplicity, and cost savings of the AWS cloud to enterprise-grade applications with large dataset requirements. X1 instances are ideal for running in-memory databases like SAP HANA, big data processing engines like Apache Spark or Presto, and high performance computing (HPC) applications. X1 instances are certified by SAP to run production environments of the next-generation Business Suite S/4HANA, Business Suite on HANA (SoH), Business Warehouse on HANA (BW), and Data Mart Solutions on HANA on the AWS cloud. 

X1 instances offer 2 TB of DDR4 based memory, 8x the memory offered by any other Amazon EC2 instance. Each X1 instance is powered by four Intel® Xeon® E7 8880 v3 (Haswell) processors and offers 128 vCPUs. In addition, X1 instances offer 10 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth to Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) and are EBS-optimized by default at no additional cost. X1 instances are available with the following specification: 

vCPUs Instance
Storage (GB)
Dedicated EBS Bandwidth
3-Year Partial Upfront RI Price per Hour*
x1.32xlarge 128 1,952 2 x 1,920 SSD 10 Gbps 10 Gbps $3.970

* Pricing for US East (N. Virginia) and US West (Oregon). 

Getting started with X1 instances is simple, simply visit the EC2 Console to request an instance. For details on pricing and availability, visit Amazon EC2 Pricing.

To learn more about X1, visit Amazon EC2 X1 Instances and Amazon EC2 User Guide