Posted On: Sep 13, 2017

Amazon EC2 X1 instances were launched to extend the elasticity, simplicity, and cost savings of the AWS cloud to enterprise-grade applications with the largest dataset requirements for our customers. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of a new EC2 instance in the X1 family – x1e.32xlarge – to take those benefits further for our customers. x1e.32xlarge offers 3,904 GiB of DDR4 instance memory, the most memory offered by any EC2 instance. This new instance enables customers to run larger in-memory databases, such as SAP HANA, and other memory-intensive and latency sensitive workloads compared to the previously available X1 instances.

Powered by quad socket 2.3 GHz Intel® Xeon® E7 8880 v3 processors, which are optimized for enterprise and database workloads, x1e.32xlarge offers 128 vCPUs, high memory bandwidth, large L3 caches, and leading reliability capabilities to boost the performance and reliability of in-memory applications. Available for Amazon VPC customers only, x1e.32xlarge instance offers up to 25 Gbps network bandwidth when launched within an EC2 placement group and enabled with Elastic Network Adaptor (ENA) based Enhanced Networking, a custom network interface optimized for high network performance, low jitter, and low latencies. x1e.32xlarge also offers up to 14 Gbps of dedicated throughput to Elastic Block Storage (EBS) and is EBS-optimized by default at no additional cost.

Customers can launch x1e.32xlarge via the AWS Management Console, AWS Quick Start, Amazon Command Line Interface (CLI), AWS SDKs, AWS Marketplace, and third-party libraries. x1e.32xlarge is available as On-Demand and Reserved Instances in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Regions. For more information, visit the X1 instance page.