Posted On: Nov 18, 2022

Amazon Web Services announces AWS Nitro System support for EC2’s previous generation of instances to extend the length of service beyond the typical lifetime of the underlying hardware. The AWS Nitro System provides modern hardware and software components for EC2 instances, allowing customers to continue running their workloads and applications on the instance families they were built on without any service life concerns. 

The AWS Nitro System support for previous generation of general-purpose, compute optimized, storage optimized, and memory optimized instances allows our customers to focus on creating value-add services for their core business instead of rebuilding their workloads on newer instances. In addition to the extended lifetime, customers of these previous generation instances receive the enhanced security, scalability, and elasticity benefit of the AWS Nitro System.

Customers of previous generation instances will experience a seamless transition to AWS Nitro System with the instance characteristics, feature sets, and workflows remaining the same. The first wave of previous generation instances we are enabling on Nitro include M3, M2, and M1 (in 2022). To learn more about the service life and benefits of the AWS Nitro System visit our product page.