Posted On: Sep 14, 2021

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the general availability of the Amazon EC2 T3 instances on EC2 Dedicated Hosts, designed to provide the most cost-efficient way for customers to run their eligible Bring Your Own Licenses (BYOL) software on AWS. With T3 Dedicated Hosts, customers can run up to 4 times more instances per host than comparable EC2 general purpose Dedicated Hosts, and reduce their infrastructure footprint and license costs by up to 70%. T3 Dedicated Hosts are best suited for running BYOL software with low-to-moderate CPU utilization and eligible per-socket, per-core or per-VM software licenses including Microsoft Windows Desktop, Windows Server and SQL Server, and Oracle Database.

T3 Dedicated Hosts support general-purpose burstable T3 instances in Standard mode only. The T3 instances running on EC2 Dedicated Hosts share CPU resources to provide a baseline CPU performance with the ability to burst to a higher level when needed. This enables T3 Dedicated Hosts, which have 48 cores, to support up to 192 instances per host and offer 7 instance sizes ranging from t3.nano to t3.2xlarge. Compared to other EC2 Dedicated Hosts, T3 Dedicated Hosts also support smaller instance sizes: t3.nano, t3.micro, t3.small and t3.medium, enabling customers to run small-sized databases and VMs.

T3 Dedicated Hosts are generally available today in AWS US East (Northern Virginia, Ohio), US West (Northern California, Oregon), Europe (Ireland, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Paris, Stockholm), South America (Sao Paulo), Canada (Central), Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Mumbai, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo), Middle East (Bahrain), China (Ningxia and Beijing), AWS GovCloud (US-West) and AWS GovCloud (US-East) Regions. Customers can purchase the new instances via Savings Plans, Dedicated Host Reservations or On-Demand To get started with T3 Dedicated Hosts, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs. To learn more, visit the EC2 Dedicated Hosts Page, visit the AWS forum for EC2 or connect with your usual AWS Support contacts.