Posted On: Dec 6, 2023

Starting today, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) M7i-flex and M7i instances powered by custom 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code-named Sapphire Rapids) are available in US West (N. California), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt, Paris, London), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Seoul, Sydney) regions. These custom processors, available only on AWS, offer up to 15% better performance over comparable x86-based Intel processors utilized by other cloud providers.

M7i-flex instances are the easiest way for you to get price-performance benefits for a majority of general-purpose workloads. They deliver up to 19% better price-performance compared to M6i. M7i-flex instances offer the most common sizes, from large to 8xlarge, and are a great first choice for applications that don't fully utilize all compute resources such as web and application servers, virtual-desktops, batch-processing, and microservices.

M7i deliver up to 15% better price-performance compared to M6i. M7i instances are a great choice for workloads that need the largest instance sizes or continuous high CPU usage, such as gaming servers, CPU-based machine learning (ML), and video-streaming. M7i offer larger instance sizes, up to 48xlarge, and two bare metal sizes (metal-24xl, metal-48xl). These bare-metal sizes support built-in Intel accelerators: Data Streaming Accelerator, In-Memory Analytics Accelerator, and QuickAssist Technology that are used to facilitate efficient offload and acceleration of data operations and optimize performance for workloads.

M7i-flex and M7i instances are available in US East (Ohio, N. Virginia), US West (N. California, Oregon), Europe (Ireland, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Spain, Stockholm), Canada (Central), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Seoul, Sydney).