Posted On: Oct 27, 2022

We are excited to announce the general availability of i4i.metal instance for VMware Cloud on AWS. Designed for storage I/O intensive workloads, i4i.metal instance is powered by 3rd generation Intel® Xeon® Ice Lake processor with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz, offer up to 30% better compute price performance over i3 instances. This new instance is intended for VMware Cloud on AWS customers looking for an optimal balance of compute, memory, and storage configuration.

Compared to the i3 instances, i4i.metal offers twice the storage at 30TiB of raw local NVMe flash storage, around 1.8 times more processing power at 128 vCPUs, processor running 1.5 times faster at 3.5GHz Turbo, twice the memory at 1,024 GiB and networking speed up to 75Gbps, 3x faster than i3.metal. The i4i.metal instance is a highly secure instance type with support for host-to-host encryption enabled by default. The high memory, CPU, and storage configuration of the i4i.metal instances is ideal for workloads that need fast access to datasets on local storage.

The i4i.metal instance type is now available to purchase in  US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), Canada (Central), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Paris), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo). It will be available in additional regions over the coming months.

Customers can choose to deploy a new SDDC with the i4i.metal instance or migrate their workloads from existing i3.metal and/or i3en.metal nodes to the new i4i.metal instance. To learn more about the capabilities and benefits of the i4i.metal instance connect with the VMware Cloud on AWS team.