Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances are Now Available in Additional AWS Regions

Posted on: May 23, 2019

Starting today, Amazon bare metal instances are available in additional AWS regions:

  • M5 bare metal instances are now available in the Canada (Central) region.
  • M5d bare metal instances are now available in the US West (N. California), Canada (Central), and Europe (London) regions.
  • R5 bare metal instances are now available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), and Europe (London) regions.
  • R5d bare metal instances are now available in the US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), and Europe (Dublin and London) regions.

Amazon EC2 bare metal instances provide your applications with direct access to the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor and memory resources of the underlying server. These instances are ideal for workloads that require access to the hardware feature set (such as Intel® VT-x), for applications that need to run in non-virtualized environments for licensing or support requirements, or for customers who wish to use their own hypervisor.

Bare metal instances allow EC2 customers to run applications that benefit from deep performance analysis tools, specialized workloads that require direct access to bare metal infrastructure, legacy workloads not supported in virtual environments, and licensing-restricted Tier 1 business critical applications. Bare metal instances also make it possible for customers to run virtualization secured containers such as Clear Linux Containers. Workloads on bare metal instances continue to take advantage of all the comprehensive services and features of the AWS Cloud, such as Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

To learn more, visit the EC2 instance types page.