AWS News Blog

EC2 Expansion – G2 and C3 Instances in Additional Regions

I’ll be brief! We are making two types of Amazon EC2 instances available in even more AWS Regions.

G2 Expansion
EC2’s g2 instances are designed for applications that require 3D graphics capabilities. Each instance includes an NVIDIA GRID™ GPU with 1,536 parallel processing cores and 4 Gigabytes of RAM and hardware-powered video encoding. The g2.2xlarge instances also use high frequency Intel Xeon E5-2670 processors, and include 15 GiB of RAM, and 60 GB of SSD-based storage.

Today we are making the G2 instances available in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) and Asia Pacific (Singapore) Regions and you can start using them now.

C3 Expansion
EC2’s c3 instances are designed for CPU-bound scale out applications and compute-intensive HPC work. They are available in five sizes (c3.large, c3.xlarge, c3.2xlarge, c3.4xlarge, and c3.8xlarge), all with Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 processors, 3.75 to 60 GiB of RAM, and 32 to 640 GB of SSD-based storage.

Today we are making all five sizes of c3 instances available in the South America (São Paulo) Region. C3 instances are currently available in a single Availability Zone in this Region. To launch C3 instances in this Region, we recommend you to not specify an Availability Zone preference during the instance launch process.


Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.