Posted On: Oct 27, 2022

Starting today, memory optimized Amazon EC2 X2idn instances are available in Asia-Pacific(Osaka) region. X2idn instance, 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 making this instance a great fit for workloads such as in-memory databases and analytics, and big data processing engines. X2idn 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 on the Certified and Supported SAP HANA Hardware Directory.

X2idn 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 is available in three different virtualized sizes, 16xlarge, 24xlarge and 32xlarge and as a bare metal instance. The X2idn instance is 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 instances are available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio, N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Jakarta, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Osaka), 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.