AWS News Blog

Category: Compute

New – A Shared File System for Your Lambda Functions

July 1, 2020: Post updated to take care that Amazon EFS increased file system minimum throughput, when burst credits are exhausted, to 1 MiB/s. I am very happy to announce that AWS Lambda functions can now mount an Amazon Elastic File System (EFS), a scalable and elastic NFS file system storing data within and across multiple availability zones […]

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Amazon EKS Now Supports EC2 Inf1 Instances

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) (EKS) has quickly become a leading choice for machine learning workloads. It combines the developer agility and the scalability of Kubernetes, with the wide selection of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance types available on AWS, such as the C5, P3, and G4 families. As models become more sophisticated, hardware […]

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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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Capacity-Optimized Spot Instance Allocation in Action at Mobileye and Skyscanner

Amazon EC2 Spot Instances were launched way back in 2009. The instances are spare EC2 compute capacity that is available at savings of up to 90% when compared to the On-Demand prices. Spot Instances can be interrupted by EC2 (with a two minute heads-up), but are otherwise the same as On-Demand instances. You can use […]

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Amazon Elastic Container Service & AWS Fargate, now support Amazon Elastic File System

It has only been five years since Jeff wrote on this blog about the launch of the Amazon Elastic Container Service. I remember reading that post and thinking how exotic and unusual containers sounded. Fast forward just five years, and containers are an everyday part of most developers lives, but whilst customers are increasingly adopting […]

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