Posted On: May 19, 2023

Starting today, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) I4g storage-optimized instances powered by AWS Graviton2 processors are now available in Canada (Central) region. I4g instances deliver the best compute price performance for a storage-optimized instance and the best storage performance per TB for a Graviton-based storage instance. 

I4g instances are based on AWS Nitro SSDs, custom built by AWS, reducing both latency and latency variability, and Graviton 2 processers, delivering the highest compute price performance for a storage optimized instance. I4g instances are optimized for workloads performing a high mix of random read/write operations and require very low I/O latency and high compute performance, such as transactional databases (Amazon DynamoDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL) and real-time analytics such as Apache Spark.

With this regional expansion, I4g instances are now available in the following AWS Regions: Canada (Central), Europe (Ireland), US East (N. Virginia, Ohio) and US West (Oregon). 

Get started with I4g instances by visiting the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), or AWS SDKs. To learn more, visit the I4g instances page.