Posted On: Feb 23, 2017

Amazon EC2 I3 instances are the latest generation of Storage Optimized High-I/O instances, designed for the most demanding High I/O workloads, featuring low-latency Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) based SSDs. I3 instances are ideal for workloads like transactional processing systems, relational and NoSQL databases, data warehousing applications, analytics workloads and Elasticsearch workloads. 

I3 instances will come in six sizes, with up to 64 vCPUs, 488 GiB of memory, and 15.2 TB of locally attached SSD storage. I3 instances will deliver up to 3.3 million random IOPS at 4KB block size and up to 16 GB/s of sequential disk throughput. I3 instances are powered by dual socket custom Intel® Xeon® E5-2686 v4 Broadwell processors running at a base clock frequency of 2.3 GHz, feature Enhanced Networking with Amazon EC2 Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) and are EBS-optimized by default at no additional cost. 

Amazon EC2 I3 instances are offered On-Demand or as Reserved Instances, for prices and region availability visit the EC2 pricing page. For details and to get started visit Amazon EC2, AWS Management ConsoleAWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs