Posted On: Jan 5, 2023

Starting today, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) M6in and M6idn instances are available in AWS Region US West (Oregon). These sixth-generation network optimized instances, powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, deliver up to 200Gbps network bandwidth, 2x more network bandwidth and up to 2x higher packet-processing performance over comparable fifth-generation instances. They are built on AWS Nitro System, a collection of AWS designed hardware and software innovations that enables the delivery of efficient, flexible, and secure cloud services with isolated multi-tenancy, private networking, and fast local storage. Customers can use M6in and M6idn instances to scale the performance and throughput of network-intensive workloads such as high-performance file systems, distributed web scale in-memory caches, caching fleets, real-time big data analytics, and Telco applications such as 5G User Plane Function (UPF).

M6in and M6idn instances deliver up to 80 Gbps of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) bandwidth and up to 350K IOPS, the highest Amazon EBS performance across EC2 instances. They are available in 9 different instance sizes with up to 128 vCPUs and 512 GiB of memory. These instances offer Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) networking support on 32xlarge sizes. EFA-enabled instances provide lower latency and improved cluster performance for workloads deployed on tightly coupled clusters, such as distributed computing and high performance computing (HPC). For applications that require high-speed, low-latency instance storage, M6idn instances are equipped with up to 7.6 TB of local NVMe-based solid state disk (SSD).

With this regional expansion, M6in and M6idn instances are available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland). Customers can purchase the new instances through Savings Plans, Reserved, On-Demand, and Spot instances. To learn more, see the M6in and M6idn instances page. To get started, see the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), and AWS SDKs.