Posted On: May 11, 2022

Amazon EC2 R5b instances are now available in AWS South America (Sao Paulo), Canada (Central), and Asia Pacific (Sydney) regions. R5b instances are powered by the AWS Nitro System and offer up to 60 Gbps of EBS bandwidth and 260,000 I/O operations per second (IOPS), enabling customers to lift and shift memory intensive applications to AWS. R5b instances provide 3x higher EBS-Optimized performance compared to R5 instances and 2x higher EBS-Optimized performance compared to R6i instances.

R5b instances make 60 Gbps EBS bandwidth available to storage performance-bound workloads without requiring customers to use custom drivers or recompile applications. Customers can take advantage of this improved EBS performance to accelerate data transfer to and from Amazon EBS, reducing the data ingestion time for applications and speeding up delivery of results. With R5b on EBS, customers have access to high performance scalable, durable, and highly available block storage. R5b instances are ideal for large relational database workloads such as OracleDB, SQL server, Postgres and MySQL to run applications like commerce platforms, ERP systems, and health record systems. R5b instances are also certified for production SAP workloads including SAP NetWeaver based applications and the in-memory SAP HANA database.

With this regional expansion, R5b instances are now available in the following AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), and South America (Sao Paulo).

To get started, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs. To learn more, visit the Amazon EC2 R5 instance pages.