Posted On: Feb 7, 2024

Starting today, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) C6g instances are available in AWS Africa (Cape Town). These instances are powered by AWS Graviton2 processors and are built on the AWS Nitro System, a collection of AWS designed hardware and software innovations that enables the delivery of efficient, flexible, and secure cloud services with isolated multi-tenancy, private networking, and fast local storage. These instances offer up to 25 Gbps of network bandwidth and up to 19 Gbps of bandwidth to the Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS).

AWS Graviton2-based instances are supported by many Linux operating systems and several popular services for security, monitoring and management, containers, and continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) from AWS as well as partners. To learn more about AWS services and partner solutions for Graviton2-based instances visit AWS Graviton and AWS Graviton Ready program.

To get started with AWS Graviton2-based instances, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs. To learn how to migrate your workloads to AWS Graviton-based instances, see the AWS Graviton Fast Start Program, AWS Graviton Technical Guide GitHub Repository, AWS Graviton Transition Guide, and Porting Advisor for Graviton.