Posted On: Jan 15, 2021

Starting today, Amazon EC2 X1 and X1e instances are available in the AWS Africa (Cape Town) and Asia Pacific (Osaka) regions. X1 and X1e instances are memory-optimized instances designed for running large-scale and in-memory applications in the AWS Cloud. X1 instances offer up to 1,952 GiB of memory while X1e instances offer up to 3,904 GiB of memory. Both, X1 and X1e, instances are powered by four Intel® Xeon® E7 8880 v3 processors and offer up to 128 vCPUs. EC2 X1 and X1e instances are ideal for running in-memory databases, like SAP HANA, high-performance databases, big data processing engines like Apache Spark or Presto, and high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

The x1.16xlarge, x1.32xlarge, and x1e.32xlarge instances are certified by SAP for running Business Suite on HANA (SoH), the next-generation Business Suite S/4HANA, Data Mart Solutions on HANA, Business Warehouse on HANA (BWoH), and SAP BW/4HANA.

X1 instances are available in 2 sizes, with 64 and 128 vCPUs while X1e instances are available in 6 sizes with 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 vCPUs. Both instances are offered as On-Demand, Savings Plan, and Spot Instances.

To learn more, visit the new instances, visit the EC2 X1 and EC2 X1e product pages.