Posted On: May 4, 2018

We are reducing the On-Demand and Reserved Instance prices for Amazon EC2 H1 Instances in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon) and Europe (Ireland) Regions by 15%. These changes will take effect immediately.

Launched at re:Invent 2017, Amazon EC2 H1 instances are a new family of Amazon EC2 Storage Optimized instances designed for popular big data and data-intensive workloads, including MapReduce, distributed file systems like HDFS and MapR-FS, network file systems, log or data processing applications like Apache Kafka, and big data clusters. Powered by 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon E5 2686 v4 (Broadwell) processors, H1 instances provide up to 64 vCPUs and 256 GiB of DRAM. With up to 16 TB of low costmagnetic storage that offers high throughput and sequential I/O access, H1 instances are ideal for processing very large data sets. Compared to existing D2 (dense storage) instances, H1 instances provide more compute and memory per terabyte of magnetic disk, along with increased network bandwidth (up to 25Gbps). This provides an optimal balance of resources that reduces costs for big data uses cases that require more processing power and higher network performance.

Today's price drop continues the AWS tradition of reducing our costs and passing the savings along to our customers. This new pricing will be reflected on the Amazon EC2 pricing page starting today.