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Category: Amazon EC2

New – GPU-Equipped EC2 P4 Instances for Machine Learning & HPC

The Amazon EC2 team has been providing our customers with GPU-equipped instances for nearly a decade. The first-generation Cluster GPU instances were launched in late 2010, followed by the G2 (2013), P2 (2016), P3 (2017), G3 (2017), P3dn (2018), and G4 (2019) instances. Each successive generation incorporates increasingly-capable GPUs, along with enough CPU power, memory, […]

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AWS Nitro Enclaves – Isolated EC2 Environments to Process Confidential Data

When I first told you about the AWS Nitro System, I said: The Nitro system is a rich collection of building blocks that can be assembled in many different ways, giving us the flexibility to design and rapidly deliver EC2 instance types with an ever-broadening selection of compute, storage, memory, and networking options. To date, […]

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New EC2 T4g Instances – Burstable Performance Powered by AWS Graviton2 – Try Them for Free

December 10, 2020 – Post updated for the extension of the T4g free-trial until March 31, 2021. During the free-trial period, customers who run a t4g.micro instance will automatically get 750 free hours per month deducted from their bill during each month. T4g free-trial will be available in addition to the existing AWS Free-Tier on […]

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Seamlessly Join a Linux Instance to AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Many customers I speak to use Active Directory to manage centralized user authentication and authorization for a variety of applications and services. For these customers, Active Directory is a critical piece of their IT Jigsaws. At AWS, we offer the AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory that provides our customers with a highly available […]

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New – Amazon EC2 Instances based on AWS Graviton2 with local NVMe-based SSD storage

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post to announce the new AWS Graviton2 Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance type, the M6g. Since then, hundreds of customers have observed significant cost-performance benefits. These include Honeycomb.io, SmugMug, Redbox, and Valnet Inc. On June 11, we announced two new families of instances based on AWS Graviton2 […]

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New – Amazon EC2 C5a Instances Powered By 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors

Update August 13, 2020: C5ad have launched as well, please see this post for more information.  Over the last 18 months, we have launched AMD-powered M5a and R5a/M5ad and R5ad, and T3a instances to provide customers additional choice for running their general purpose and memory intensive workloads. Built on the AWS Nitro System, these instances […]

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M6g Instance Type

New – EC2 M6g Instances, powered by AWS Graviton2

Starting today, you can use our first 6th generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) General Purpose instance: the M6g. The “g” stands for “Graviton2“, our next generation Arm-based chip designed by AWS (and Annapurna Labs, an Amazon company), utilizing 64-bit Arm Neoverse N1 cores. These processors support 256-bit, always-on, DRAM encryption. They also include dual […]

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EC2 Price Reduction – For EC2 Instance Saving Plans and Standard Reserved Instances

It is my great pleasure to tell you about a price reduction for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) customers who plan to use Standard Reserved Instances or EC2 Instance Saving Plans. The price changes are already in effect, and so anyone buying new RIs or a new EC2 Instance Saving Plan will be able to […]

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