Posted On: Nov 9, 2022

Starting today, Amazon EC2 C6id, M6id and R6id instances are available in AWS Region Asia Pacific (Sydney). These instances are powered by 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable Ice Lake processors with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz and up to 7.6 TB of local NVMe-based SSD block-level storage. Compared to previous generation instances: all three instances deliver up to 15% better price performance; C6id offers up to 138% higher TB storage per vCPU and 56% lower cost per TB; M6id and R6id offer up to 58% higher TB storage per vCPU, and 34% lower cost per TB.

C6id, M6id and R6id are built on AWS Nitro System, a combination of dedicated hardware and lightweight hypervisor, which delivers practically all of the compute and memory resources of the host hardware to your instances for better overall performance and security. Customers can take advantage of access to high-speed, low-latency local storage to scale performance of applications such as video encoding, image manipulation, other forms of media processing, data logging, distributed web-scale in-memory caches, in-memory databases, and real-time big data analytics.

These instances are generally available today in the US East (Ohio, N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Tokyo, Sydney) and Europe (Ireland) Regions.

Customers can purchase the new instances via Savings Plans, Reserved, On-Demand, and Spot instances. To get started, visit AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs. To learn more, visit our product pages for C6id, M6id and R6id.