Posted On: Feb 10, 2023

Starting today, memory optimized Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) X2idn instances are available in AWS Region Europe (Zurich). X2idn instances, powered by 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (Ice Lake), are designed for memory-intensive workloads and deliver improvements in price performance compared to previous generation X1 instances. The X2idn instance is built on the 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. X2idn has a 16:1 ratio of memory to vCPU making this instance a great fit for workloads such as in-memory databases, analytics, and big data processing engines. X2idn instances are SAP-Certified for running Business Suite on HANA, SAP S/4HANA, Data Mart Solutions on HANA, Business Warehouse on HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, and SAP NetWeaver workloads on any database. You can view the certification data for X2idn on the Certified and Supported SAP HANA Hardware Directory

X2idn instances offer up to 80 Gbps bandwidth and 260k IOPS to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS). They are designed to meet the reliability needs of mission-critical workloads. X2idn is available in four different sizes: 16xlarge, 24xlarge, 32xlarge, and bare metal. 

With this launch, X2idn instances are available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Jakarta), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), Europe (Zurich), South America (São Paulo), and AWS GovCloud (US). They can be purchases with Savings Plans, Reserved Instances, Convertible Reserved, On-Demand, and Spot instances, or as Dedicated instances or Dedicated hosts. 

To learn more, visit the EC2 X2i Instances Page. To get started, see the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), and AWS SDKs.