Posted On: Mar 5, 2021

Starting today, Amazon EC2 D3 instances, the latest generation of the dense HDD-storage instances, are available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo) and Europe (Frankfurt) regions.
Amazon EC2 D3 instances provide up to 48 TB of local HDD storage and are powered by 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable (Cascade Lake) Processors with a sustained all core turbo frequency of up to 3.1 GHz. D3 instances provide up to 2.5x higher networking speed, and 45% higher disk throughput compared to D2 instances. These instances are an ideal fit for workloads including distributed / clustered file systems, big data and analytics, and high capacity data lakes. With D3 instances, you can easily migrate from previous-generation D2 instances or on-premises infrastructure to a platform optimized for dense HDD storage workloads.
D3 instances are available in 4 sizes ranging from 4 to 32 vCPUs, 32 to 256 GiB of memory, and 6 to 48 TB of local, HDD storage. D3 instances include up to 25 Gbps of network bandwidth, up to 4,600 MiB/s of disk throughput and are optimized for access to the Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS).
With this regional expansion, Amazon EC2 D3 instances are now available in the AWS US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) regions. D3 is available for purchase with Savings Plans, Reserved Instances, Convertible Reserved, On-Demand, and Spot instances, or as Dedicated instances.
To get started with D3 instances, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs. To learn more, visit the EC2 D3 instances Page, visit the AWS forum for EC2 or connect with your usual AWS Support contacts.