Posted On: Jun 20, 2023

Today, AWS announces the general availability of the new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) C7gn instances, powered by the latest-generation AWS Graviton processors. Amazon EC2 C7gn instances feature the new 5th generation AWS Nitro Cards and deliver the highest network bandwidth, the best packet-processing performance, and the best price performance for network-intensive workloads. C7gn instances offer up to 200 Gbps network bandwidth and up to 3x higher packet-processing performance per vCPU versus comparable current generation x86-based network optimized instances. Amazon EC2 C7gn instances are built on the AWS Nitro System. The Nitro System is a collection of AWS-designed hardware and software innovations that enables the delivery of efficient and flexible cloud services with enhanced security, isolated multi-tenancy, private networking, and fast local storage. Take advantage of the enhanced networking capabilities to scale performance and throughput while optimizing the cost of running network-intensive workloads. Workload examples include network virtual appliances, data analytics, and CPU-based artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) inference.

For increased scalability, C7gn instances are available in 8 different instance sizes. These instances offer up to 40 Gbps of bandwidth to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS). C7gn instances support Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) networking on the 16xlarge size, which enables lower latency and improved cluster performance for workloads deployed on tightly coupled clusters.

All of these instances are available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland).

To learn more, see Amazon C7gn Instances. To learn how to migrate your workloads to Graviton-based instances, see the AWS Graviton Fast Start program and Porting Advisor for Graviton. To get started, see AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), and AWS SDKs.