Posted On: Oct 8, 2019
Starting today, Amazon EC2 High Memory instances with 18 TB and 24 TB of memory are generally available.
EC2 High Memory instances now offer 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 TB of memory in an instance. These instances are purpose-built to run large in-memory databases in the cloud, including production deployments of SAP HANA in-memory databases. EC2 High Memory instances allow you to run large in-memory databases and business applications that rely on these databases in the same, shared Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), ensuring predictable performance and reducing the management overhead associated with complex networking.
All EC2 High Memory instances are EBS-Optimized by default, offering dedicated storage bandwidth to encrypted and unencrypted EBS volumes. New High Memory instances with 18 TB and 24 TB will offer double the amount of dedicated storage bandwidth as existing sizes, with 28 Gbps of total bandwidth. All EC2 High Memory instances also deliver high networking throughput and low-latency using Amazon Elastic Network Adapter (ENA)-based Enhanced Networking. New High Memory instances with 18 TB and 24 TB offer 4x the amount of network bandwidth as existing sizes, with 100 Gbps of total aggregate network bandwidth. High Memory instances with 18 TB and 24 TB of memory are the first Amazon EC2 instances powered by an 8-socket platform with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable (Cascade Lake) processors.
Amazon EC2 High Memory instances are certified by SAP for running Business Suite on HANA, the next-generation Business Suite S/4HANA, Data Mart Solutions on HANA, Business Warehouse on HANA, and SAP BW/4HANA in production environments.
High Memory instances are available as bare metal instances on EC2 Dedicated Hosts on a 3-year reservation. 6 TB, 9 TB, and 12 TB sizes are available in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and AWS GovCloud (US-East and US-West) regions. 18 TB and 24 TB sizes are available in the US East (N. Virginia), with additional regional availability coming soon. For more information, visit this page. To get started with EC2 High Memory instances, contact your AWS account team or use our Contact Us page.