Posted On: Dec 16, 2022

Starting today, the general-purpose Amazon EC2 M6a instances and compute-optimized Amazon EC2 C6a instances are now available in US West (N. California), Asia Pacific (Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo), and Europe (London) regions. M6a and C6a instances are powered by third-generation AMD EPYC processors with an all-core turbo frequency of up to 3.6 GHz. M6a instances deliver up to 35% better price performance than comparable M5a instances, while C6a instances deliver up to 15% better price performance than comparable C5a instances. Both M6a and C6a instances offer 10% lower cost than comparable x86-based EC2 instances. These instances are built on the AWS Nitro System, a combination of dedicated hardware and lightweight hypervisor that delivers practically all of the compute and memory resources of the host hardware to your instances for better overall performance and security.

For increased scalability, M6a and C6a instances provide three new instance sizes: 32xlarge, 48xlarge, and bare-metal sizes. M6a instances have 192 vCPUs and 768 GiB of memory as their largest instance size, while C6a instances have 192 vCPUs and 384 GiB of memory as their largest sizes. These instances are SAP certified and give customers up to 50 Gbps of networking speed and 40 Gbps of bandwidth to the Amazon Elastic Block Store. These instances can also utilize Elastic Fabric Adapter, which enables low latency and highly-scalable inter-node communication for workloads such as High Performance Computing (HPC) and video processing.

With these additional regions, M6a and C6a instances are available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Northern Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon, N. California), Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo), and Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London). These instances can be purchased as Savings Plans, Reserved, On-Demand, and Spot instances. To get started, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs. To learn more, visit the M6a instances and C6a instances pages.