Posted On: Aug 11, 2020
Starting today, Amazon EC2 C5a instances have expanded availability to include AWS Europe (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Europe (London), US West (N. California) and Canada (Central) Regions. In addition, 8xlarge and 16xlarge sizes of Amazon EC2 M5ad and R5ad instances are now available in the US East (N. Virginia) Region.
Amazon EC2 C5a instances were launched in June of 2020. C5a instances feature 2nd generation AMD EPYC™ 7002 series processors running at frequencies up to 3.3 GHz, and are variants of the Amazon EC2 compute optimized (C5) family of instances. M5ad and R5ad instances were launched in March of 2019. These instances are variants of Amazon EC2 general purpose (M5) and memory optimized (R5) instances and feature AMD EPYC™ 7000 series 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.
These EC2 instances featuring AMD processors provide options for customers who are looking to achieve a 10% cost savings on their Amazon EC2 compute environment for a variety of workloads. C5a instances are ideal for a broad set of compute-intensive workloads including batch processing, distributed analytics, data transformations, log analysis, gaming, and web applications. 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.
With this regional expansion, C5a instances are now available across US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (N. California, Oregon), Europe (Ireland, Frankfurt, Stockholm, London), Asia Pacific (Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney) and Canada (Central) Regions. C5a instances are available in 8 sizes, with 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 48, 64 and 96 vCPUs. These instances can be purchased as On-Demand, Reserved, Spot Instances or as part of a Savings Plan.
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 instances can be purchased as On-Demand, Reserved, Spot Instances or as part of a Savings Plan.