Posted On: Dec 11, 2019

Starting today, Amazon EC2 M5ad and R5ad instances are available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. In addition, 8xlarge and 16xlarge sizes of M5ad and R5ad instances are now also available in the Canada (Central) Regions.

M5ad and R5ad instances were launched in March of 2019. These AMD-based instances feature 2.5 GHz AMD EPYC 7000 series processors, and are variants of Amazon EC2’s general purpose (M5) and memory optimized (R5) instance families.  

The AMD-based 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. M5a and M5ad instances are ideal for business-critical applications, web and application servers, back-end servers for enterprise applications, gaming servers, caching fleets, and app development environments. R5a and R5ad instances are ideal for high performance databases, distributed web scale in-memory caches, mid-size in-memory databases, real time big data analytics, and other enterprise applications.

  With this regional expansion, M5ad, and R5ad instances are available today in US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon, N. California), Asia Pacific (Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Seoul, Mumbai), Europe (Ireland, Frankfurt, Paris, London), Canada (Central), South America (Sao Paulo) and AWS GovCloud (US-West). M5ad and R5ad instances are available in 8 sizes, with 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 48, 64, and 96 vCPUs. These new 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 AMD Instances Page.