Posted On: Sep 14, 2020
Starting today, the latest generation of burstable, general purpose Amazon EC2 T4g instances are available. These instances are powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton2 processors and deliver up to 40% better price performance over T3 instances. The T4g instances provide a baseline level of CPU performance with the ability to burst CPU usage at any time for as long as required. They offer a balance of compute, memory, and network resources for a broad spectrum of general purpose workloads, including large scale micro-services, caching servers, search engine indexing, e-commerce platforms, small and medium databases, virtual desktops, and business-critical applications. A free trial of T4g is also available now for the t4g.micro instance size. All new and existing AWS customers can utilize the free trial that automatically deducts 750 hours of t4g.micro usage from their AWS bill each month until Dec 31st, 2020.
AWS Graviton2 processors are custom-built by AWS using 64-bit Arm Neoverse N1 cores to enable the best price performance for cloud workloads running in Amazon EC2. They 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 T4g 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.
The T4g instances 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, 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, New Relic, Qualys, Rapid7, and Tenable), and developer/automation tools (AWS Code Suite, Chef, GitLab, Jenkins, and TravisCI).
The T4g instances are now available in the AWS US East (N. Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Tokyo), and Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland) regions. They are available in 7 sizes, providing up to 8 vCPUs, 5 Gbps of networking bandwidth, and 2,780 Mbps of Elastic Block Store (EBS) bandwidth. The T4g instances are purchasable On-Demand, as Reserved instances, as Spot instances, or as part of Savings Plans.