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Category: Amazon EC2

Troubleshoot Boot and Networking Issues with New EC2 Serial Console

Fixing production issues is one of the key responsibilities of system and network administrators. In fact, I’ve always found it to be one of the most interesting parts of infrastructure engineering. Diving as deep as needed into the problem at hand, not only do you (eventually) have the satisfaction of solving the issue, you also […]

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New Amazon EC2 X2gd Instances – Graviton2 Power for Memory-Intensive Workloads

We launched the first Graviton-powered EC2 instances in late 2018 and announced the follow-on Graviton2 processor just a year later. The dual SIMD units, support for int8 and fp16 instructions, and other architectural improvements between generations combine to make the Graviton2 a highly cost-effective workhorse processor. Today, you can choose between General Purpose (M6g and […]

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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

Update: Amazon EC2 C6gn instances are generally available since December 18, 2020. 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 […]

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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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