Posted On: Mar 15, 2023

Starting today, the general-purpose Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) M6a instances and compute-optimized Amazon EC2 C6a instances are available in South America (Sao Paulo) region. These instances are powered by third-generation AMD EPYC processors with an all-core turbo frequency of up to 3.6 GHz, and they are built on the AWS Nitro System. 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 instances offer 10% lower cost than comparable x86-based EC2 instances.

For increased scalability, these instances are available in 11 different sizes. These instances are SAP certified and offer up to 50 Gbps of networking speed and 40 Gbps of bandwidth to the Amazon Elastic Block Store. These instances also support Elastic Fabric Adapter on the 48xlarge size. 

With these additional regions, M6a and C6a instances are available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), and South America (Sao Paulo). 

These instances can be purchased as Savings Plans, Reserved, On-Demand, and Spot instances. To learn more, see Amazon EC2 M6a instances, and Amazon EC2 C6a instances. To get started, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs