Posted On: Mar 27, 2019

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces availability of Amazon EC2 M5ad and R5ad instances. These new instances are variants of M5 and R5 instances and feature AMD EPYC processors with an all core turbo clock speed of up to 2.5 GHz as well as NVMe-based SSD block level instance storage physically connected to the host server. M5ad, and R5ad instances provide additional options for customers who are looking to achieve a 10% cost savings on their Amazon EC2 compute environment for a variety of workloads.  

M5ad instances are ideal for workloads that require a balance of compute and memory resources along with high-speed, low latency local block storage including data logging and media processing. R5ad instances are ideal for memory intensive workloads such as high-performance databases, distributed in-memory caches, in-memory databases, and big data analytics. Both M5ad and R5ad will also be beneficial for applications that need temporary storage of data for scratch space, temporary files, and caches.

M5ad and R5ad instances are available in the same sizes and offer application compatibility with the M5 and R5 instances, so you can start using them just like your other EC2 instances. M5ad and R5ad are available today in the US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) AWS Regions. These instances are available in 6 sizes with 2, 4, 8, 16, 48, and 96 vCPUs. M5ad and R5ad instances can be purchased as On-Demand, Reserved or Spot Instances.

To get started, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs. To learn more, visit the M5 Instance and R5 Instance Pages.