Amazon EC2 Expansion – Additional Instance Types in Japan
I’m happy to announce that the following EC2 instance types are now available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region and that you can start using them today:
Cluster Compute Eight Extra Large (cc2.8xlarge) – With 60.5 GiB of RAM, a pair of Intel Xeon E5-2670 processors, and 3.3 TB of instance storage, the very high CPU performance and cluster networking features of this instance type make it a great fit for applications such as analytics, encoding, renderings, and High Performance Computing (HPC).
High Memory Cluster Eight Extra Large Instance (cr1.8xlarge) – Featuring 244 GiB of RAM, dual Xeon E5-2670’s, and 240 GB of SSD instance storage, you can run memory-intensive analytics, databases, HPC workloads, and other memory-bound applications on these instances.
High I/O Quadruple Extra Large (hi1.4xlarge) – 60.5 GiB of RAM and 2 TB of SSD storage, along with 16 virtual cores make this instance a perfect host for transactional systems and NoSQL databases like Cassandra and MongoDB that can benefit from very high random I/O performance.
High Storage Eight Extra Large (hs1.8xlarge) – 117 GiB of RAM, 48 TB of instance storage (24 drives, each with 2 TB), and 16 virtual cores provide high sequential I/O performance across very large data sets. You can build a data warehouse, run Hadoop jobs, and host cluster file systems on these instances.
All of the instances listed above also include 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking and feature very high network I/O performance. You can learn more about them on the EC2 Instance Types page. You may also find the EC2 Instance Types table handy.
PS – We are also launching Amazon Redshift in the Tokyo Region.