Posted On: Apr 26, 2023

Starting today, Amazon Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) T4g instances are available in Africa (Cape Town) region. These instances are powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton2 processors and deliver up to 40% better price performance over T3 instances. The T4g instances provide a baseline level of CPU performance with the ability to burst CPU usage at any time for as long as required. Amazon EC2 T4g instances are built on the AWS Nitro System, a collection of AWS-designed hardware and software innovations that enable the delivery of efficient, flexible, and secure cloud services with isolated multi-tenancy, private networking, and fast local storage. T4g instances offer a balance of compute, memory, and network resources for a broad spectrum of general purpose workloads, such as large scale micro-services, caching servers, search engine indexing, e-commerce platforms, and virtual desktops.

These instances are available in the following AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon, San Francisco), Canada (Central), South America (São Paulo), Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hyderabad, Mumbai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London, Milan, Paris, Spain, Stockholm), Middle East (UAE), China (Beijing, operated by Sinnet), China (Ningxia, operated by NWCD), and AWS GovCloud (US-East, US-West) regions. To learn more, see the Amazon EC2 T4g instance pages. To learn how to migrate your workloads to AWS Graviton-based instances, see the AWS Graviton Technical Guide GitHub Repository, AWS Graviton Transition Guide, and Porting Advisor for Graviton GitHub Repository. To get started, see the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), and AWS SDKs.