Posted On: Sep 23, 2021

Amazon ElastiCache for Redis and Memcached now supports Graviton2 M6g and R6g instance families in additional regions: South America (Sao Paulo), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Seoul), Europe (London, Stockholm), North America (Montreal), US East (GovCloud US East), US West (GovCloud US West), and mainland China (Ningxia, Beijing). Customers choose Amazon ElastiCache for workloads that require blazing-fast performance with sub-millisecond latency and high throughput. Now, with Graviton2 M6g and R6g instances, customers can enjoy up to a 45% price/performance improvement over previous generation instances. Graviton2 instances are now the default choice for Amazon ElastiCache customers.

AWS Graviton2 processors are custom built by AWS using 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores to deliver the best price performance for your cloud workloads. Amazon ElastiCache Graviton2 instances are available in sizes large to 16xlarge to offer memory flexibility. The Amazon ElastiCache memory optimized R6g offers memory from 13.07 GiB to 419.10 GiB and the general purpose M6g cache instance offers memory that ranges from 6.38 GiB to 209.55 GiB. The Graviton2-based instances leverage the AWS Nitro System and ENA (Elastic Network Adapter) to deliver higher network bandwidths on smaller instances compared to R5 and M5 instance families. Amazon ElastiCache Graviton2 instances also come with the latest Amazon Linux 2, which replaces the soon-to-be deprecated Amazon Linux 1. Furthermore, Graviton2 instances support the latest versions of Redis and Memcached with an upgrade from previous generation instances.

M6g and R6g instances are now available for Amazon ElastiCache in the US East (N. Virginia, Ohio, and GovCloud), US West (Oregon, N. California, and GovCloud), North America (Montreal), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, Stockholm, and London), South America (Sao Paulo), Mainland China (Beijing and Ningxia), and Asia Pacific (Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Mumbai) Regions. You can purchase these instances as On-Demand or as Reserved Nodes with 1 or 3 year commitment periods. For complete information on pricing and regional availability, please refer to the Amazon ElastiCache pricing page or review our technical documentation for additional details including upgrading your existing instances.