Posted On: Nov 28, 2017

Amazon EC2 H1 instances are the latest generation of Amazon EC2’s Storage Optimized instances, which are powered by 2.3 GHz Intel® Xeon® E5 2686 v4 processors (codenamed Broadwell), offer more vCPUs and more memory per terabyte of local magnetic storage compared to D2 instances. The largest instance size, h1.16xlarge, provides 64vCPUs and 16TB of HDD-based instance storage. H1 instances are designed for applications that need low cost storage, high disk throughput, and high sequential disk I/O access to large data sets. H1 instances are ideal for data-intensive workloads such as MapReduce-based workloads, distributed file systems such as HDFS and MapR-FS, network file systems, log or data processing applications such as Apache Kafka, and big data workload clusters.

H1 instances provide up to 64 vCPUs and 256 GiB of DRAM. Local storage is optimized to deliver high disk throughput for sequential I/O delivering 1.15 GB/s read/write for 2 MiB block sizes. H1 instances support Enhanced Networking based on Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) technology providing customers with high throughput, low latency interfaces for networking. H1 instances offer up to 25 Gbps of network bandwidth and up to 10 Gbps for smaller instance sizes.

H1 instances are offered as On-Demand, Reserved, Spot and Dedicated Instances and Dedicated Hosts, will be available in US East (Northern Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon) and EU (Ireland) AWS regions. To learn more, visit the Amazon EC2 Pricing page.

To learn more, visit the H1 landing page and read the blog post. To get started, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs.