Posted On: Sep 16, 2020
Starting today, Amazon EC2 M6g, C6g, and R6g instances are available in US West (Northern California) region. Amazon EC2 M6g, C6g, and R6g instances are powered by AWS Graviton2 processors that are built utilizing 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores and custom silicon designed by AWS. They deliver up to 40% better price performance over comparable x86-based instances for a broad spectrum of workloads, including application servers, micro-services, high-performance computing, CPU-based machine learning inference, electronic design automation, gaming, open-source databases, and in-memory caches. AWS Graviton2 processors deliver a major leap in performance and capabilities over first-generation AWS Graviton processors, with 7x performance, 4x the number of compute cores, 2x larger caches, and 5x faster memory. AWS Graviton2 processors feature always-on 256-bit DRAM encryption and 50% faster per core encryption performance compared to the first-generation AWS Graviton processors.
Amazon EC2 M6g, C6g, and R6g instances are built on the AWS Nitro System, a collection of AWS-designed hardware and software innovations that enable the delivery of efficient, flexible, and secure cloud services with isolated multi-tenancy, private networking, and fast local storage. These instances provide up to 19 Gbps Elastic Block Store (EBS) bandwidth and up to 25 Gbps network bandwidth and are supported by a broad ecosystem of operating systems and services from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) as well as AWS. These include popular Linux distributions (Amazon Linux 2, Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Fedora, CentOS, and Debian), FreeBSD/NetBSD, the Amazon Corretto distribution of OpenJDK, container services (Amazon ECR, Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, Docker, and Rancher), agents (Amazon CloudWatch, AWS Systems Manager, Amazon Inspector, Crowdstrike, Datadog, Dynatrace, Honeycomb.io, Qualys, Rapid7, and Tenable), and developer/automation tools (AWS Code Suite, Chef, GitLab, Jenkins, and TravisCI). Since launch, many customers and partners are realizing significant price performance benefits of AWS Graviton2 based instances with minimal effort.
With this regional expansion, Amazon EC2 M6g, C6g, and R6g instances are now available across US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Northern California, Oregon), Europe (Ireland, Frankfurt), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo) regions. Additionally, we have M6gd, C6gd and R6gd instances with local NVMe-based SSD storage available in the AWS US East (N. Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland) regions. All these instances are available in 8 sizes, with 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 48, and 64 vCPUs in addition to the bare metal option, and are purchasable as part of Savings Plans, On-Demand, as Reserved instances, or as Spot instances.
Watch James Hamilton, VP and Distinguished Engineer at AWS, talk about AWS Graviton2, the software ecosystem, and customer stories. Amazon EC2 T4g instances based on AWS Graviton2 processors are also available for burstable general purpose workloads. Customers can use t4g.micro instances free for 750 hours per month until Dec 31st, 2020. To get started with AWS Graviton2-based Amazon EC2 M6g, T4g, C6g, and R6g instances, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs. To learn more, visit the AWS Graviton page, M6g page, C6g page, R6g page, or the Getting Started Github page.