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Now in Preview – Larger & Faster io2 Block Express EBS Volumes with Higher Throughput

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes have been an essential EC2 component since they were launched in 2008. Today, you can choose between six types of HDD and SSD volumes, each designed to serve a particular use case and to deliver a specified amount of performance. Earlier this year we launched io2 volumes with 100x […]

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Coming Soon – Amazon EC2 G4ad Instances Featuring AMD GPUs for Graphics Workloads

Update (December 9, 2020) – The G4ad instances described in this post are available today in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland) regions. Customers with high performance graphic workloads, such as game streaming, animation, and video rendering for example, are always looking for higher performance with less cost. Today, I’m […]

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New EC2 M5zn Instances – Fastest Intel Xeon Scalable CPU in the Cloud

We launched the compute-intensive z1d instances in mid-2018 for customers who asked us for extremely high per-core performance and a high memory-to-core ratio to power their front-end Electronic Design Automation (EDA), actuarial, and CPU-bound relational database workloads. In order to address a complementary set of use cases, customers have asked us for an EC2 instance […]

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Coming Soon – EC2 C6gn Instances – 100 Gbps Networking with AWS Graviton2 Processors

Based on the amazing feedback from customers such as Snap, NextRoll, Intuit, SmugMug, and Honeycomb who are running their workloads on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances powered by AWS Graviton2, today we are announcing an addition to our broad Arm-based Graviton2 portfolio with C6gn instances that deliver up to 100 Gbps network bandwidth, up […]

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New – Amazon EC2 R5b Instances Provide 3x Higher EBS Performance

In July 2018, we announced memory-optimized R5 instances for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). R5 instances are designed for memory-intensive applications such as high-performance databases, distributed web scale in-memory caches, in-memory databases, real time big data analytics, and other enterprise applications. R5 instances offer two different block storage options. R5d instances offer up […]

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EC2 Update – D3 / D3en Dense Storage Instances

We have launched several generations of EC2 instances with dense storage including the HS1 in 2012 and the D2 in 2015. As you can guess from the name, our customers use these instances when they need massive amounts of very economical on-instance storage for their data warehouses, data lakes, network file systems, Hadoop clusters, and […]

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New – Use Amazon EC2 Mac Instances to Build & Test macOS, iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS Apps

Throughout the course of my career I have done my best to stay on top of new hardware and software. As a teenager I owned an Altair 8800 and an Apple II. In my first year of college someone gave me a phone number and said “call this with modem.” I did, it answered “PENTAGON […]

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Majority of Alexa Now Running on Faster, More Cost-Effective Amazon EC2 Inf1 Instances

Today, we are announcing that the Amazon Alexa team has migrated the vast majority of their GPU-based machine learning inference workloads to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Inf1 instances, powered by AWS Inferentia. This resulted in 25% lower end-to-end latency, and 30% lower cost compared to GPU-based instances for Alexa’s text-to-speech workloads. The lower latency […]

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