Posted On: Aug 8, 2022

Starting today, Amazon EC2 C6g and C6gd instances are available in Asia Pacific (Osaka) region. Additionally, M6gd instances are now available in Europe (Stockholm) region. C6g and C6gd instances are ideal for compute-intensive workloads such as high performance computing (HPC), batch processing, ad serving, video encoding, gaming, scientific modelling, distributed analytics, and CPU-based machine learning inference. M6gd instances are ideal for general purpose applications such as application servers, microservices, mid-size data stores, and caching fleets. C6gd and M6gd instances offer up to 50% more NVMe storage GB/vCPU over comparable x86-based instances and are ideal for applications that need high-speed, low latency local storage.

These instances are powered by AWS Graviton2 processors. The AWS Graviton processors are custom-designed by AWS to enable the best price performance in Amazon EC2. AWS Graviton2 processors are the second-generation Graviton processors and deliver a major leap in performance and capabilities over first-generation AWS Graviton processors, with 7x performance, 4x the number of compute cores, 2x larger caches, and 5x faster memory. AWS Graviton2 processors feature always-on 256-bit DRAM encryption and 50% faster per core encryption performance compared to the first-generation AWS Graviton processors. These instances are built on the AWS Nitro System, a collection of AWS-designed hardware and software innovations that enable the delivery of efficient, flexible, and secure cloud services with isolated multi-tenancy, private networking, and fast local storage. These instances offer up to 25 Gbps of network bandwidth, and up to 19 Gbps of bandwidth to the Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). The C6gd and M6gd instances also offer up to 3.8 TB of NVMe-based SSD storage.

AWS Graviton processors are supported by many Linux operating systems including Amazon Linux 2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE, and Ubuntu. Many popular applications and services for security, monitoring and management, containers, and continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) from AWS and software partners also support AWS Graviton-based instances. The AWS Graviton Ready program provides customers with certified solutions from partner software vendors that can be used on AWS Graviton-based instances. Many AWS services also support Graviton-based instances, making it quick and easy for you to realize the price performance gains. AWS services that support Graviton-based instances include Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS Lambda, AWS Fargate, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon EMR, and Amazon ElastiCache.

With this regional expansion, Amazon EC2 C6g is now available across US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Northern California), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (London), Europe (Stockholm), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), South America (Sao Paulo), AWS GovCloud (US) regions, Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Middle East (Bahrain), China (Beijing, operated by Sinnet) and China (Ningxia, operated by NWCD) . Amazon EC2 C6gd is now available across AWS US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (San Francisco), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), and Europe (London) Regions. Amazon EC2 M6gd is now available across AWS US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (San Francisco), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), and Europe (Stockholm) regions. All instances are available in 8 sizes, with 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 48, and 64 vCPUs in addition to the bare metal option. These instances are purchasable On-Demand, as Reserved instances, as Spot instances, or as part of Savings Plans.

To get started with AWS Graviton2-based instances, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs. You can also get started with Graviton-based instances for no charge with the T4g free trial, which provides up to 750 hours per month with the t4g.small instances through December 31, 2022. To learn more, visit the AWS Graviton page or the Getting Started Github page.