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New EC2 Instance Type: m2.xlarge

We’ve added a new EC2 instance type to our repertoire. It is called the High Memory Extra Large (m2.xlarge) and has the following specs:

  • 17.1 GB of RAM.
  • 420 GB of local storage.
  • 64-bit platform.
  • 6.5 ECU (EC2 Compute Units), 2 virtual cores each with 3.25 ECU.

You can leverage this new instance type as a lower cost option if you are already using Standard Extra Large instances. The new instance type is available now in all of the EC2 Regions (US-East, US-West, and EU).

— Jeff;

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.