Posted On: Jun 20, 2022

Starting today, Amazon EC2 D3 instances, the latest generation of the dense HDD-storage instances, are available in the AWS Canada (Central) Region. D3 instances are powered by 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (Cascade Lake) with a sustained all core frequency 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 and up to 4.6 GiB/s of disk throughput and are optimized for access to the Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS).

With this regional expansion, D3 instances are now available in the following AWS regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and GovCloud (US-West) Regions.

Get started with D3 instances by visiting the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), or AWS SDKs. To learn more, visit the D3 instances page.