Posted On: Sep 13, 2022
Starting today, memory optimized Amazon EC2 X2idn and X2iedn instances are available in Europe (Paris) region. X2idn and X2iedn instances, powered by 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (code named Ice Lake), are designed for memory-intensive workloads and deliver improvements in performance, price performance, and cost per GiB of memory compared to previous generation X1 instances. X2idn has a 16:1 ratio of memory to vCPU and X2iedn has a 32:1 ratio, making these instances a great fit for workloads such as in-memory databases and analytics, big data processing engines, and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) workloads. X2idn and X2iedn deliver up to 45% more SAPS than comparable X1 instances and are SAP-Certified for running Business Suite on HANA, SAP S/4HANA, Data Mart Solutions on HANA, Business Warehouse on HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, and SAP NetWeaver workloads on any database. You can view the certification data for X2idn and X2iedn on the Certified and Supported SAP HANA Hardware Directory.
X2idn and X2iedn instances offer the highest Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) performance of Amazon EC2 instances with up to 80 Gbps bandwidth and 260k IOPS, and are designed to meet the reliability needs of mission-critical workloads. X2idn and X2iedn will also be available in bare metal. Workloads on bare metal instances will be able to take advantage of all the comprehensive services and features of the AWS Cloud, such as Amazon EBS, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).
X2idn and X2iedn instances offer a new 24xlarge size with 1.5TiB and 3TiB of memory respectively, enabling customers to right-size workloads and lower cost. X2idn and X2iedn instances offer 100Gbps networking throughput with Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) support, and are ideal for workloads like Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and High Performance Computing (HPC) that need high network performance. EC2 X2idn and X2iedn instances are built on the AWS Nitro System that offloads many of the traditional virtualization functions to dedicated hardware, delivering high performance, high availability, and highly-secure cloud instances.
With this launch, X2idn and X2iedn instances are available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio, N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Jakarta, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London, Milan, Paris, Stockholm), South America (São Paulo) and AWS GovCloud (US). X2idn and X2iedn will be available for purchase with Savings Plans, Reserved Instances, Convertible Reserved, On-Demand, and Spot instances, or as Dedicated instances or Dedicated hosts. To learn more, visit the EC2 X2i Instances Page, visit the AWS forum for EC2 or connect with your usual AWS Support contacts.