Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers. Through our partnership with AMD, AWS offers additional EC2 instances that add to the broadest and deepest portfolio of instances and enables you to optimize both cost and performance for your workload needs.
EC2 Instances Powered by AMD EPYC
Fast performance for workloads that process large data sets in memory
Built for: high performance databases, distributed web scale in-memory caches, mid-size in-memory databases, real time big data analytics, and other enterprise applications.
Balanced compute, memory, and networking resources for general purpose workloads
Built for: business critical applications, web and application servers, back-end servers for enterprise applications, gaming servers, caching fleets, and app development environments.
General Purpose - Burstable
Baseline level of CPU performance with the ability to burst CPU usage at any time for as long as required
Built for: micro-services, low-latency interactive applications, small and medium databases, virtual desktops, development environments, code repositories, and business-critical applications.
Flexibility and Choice
EC2 instances featuring AMD EPYC processors provide additional choices to help you optimize both cost and performance for your workloads. Available now in the EC2 general purpose (M5), general purpose burstable (T3), and memory optimized (R5) instance families.
EC2 instances featuring AMD EPYC processors deliver a 10% lower cost compute and memory compared to comparable instances. Since many workloads utilize only a fraction of the processor's maximum performance, these instances offer a better fit for many workloads.
Seamless Workload Migration
Easily migrate applications currently running on existing EC2 instances to the new AMD-based variants with little to no modification. These instances are available in the same sizes and offer application compatibility with the T3, M5, and R5 instances, so you can start using them just like your other EC2 instances.
AMD EPYC Processors
Amazon EC2 instances now feature AMD EPYC 7000 series processors with an all core turbo clock speed of 2.5 GHz. The AMD-based instances provide additional options for customers and may offer a better fit for many workloads that do not fully utilize the compute resources. By optimizing the balance between compute resources and utilization, these instances provide a 10% lower cost than comparable instances.
Built on AWS Nitro System
The AWS Nitro System, delivers a rich collection of building blocks that offloads many of the traditional virtualization functions to dedicated hardware. By doing so, the AWS Nitro System enables high performance, high availability, and high security while also reducing virtualization overhead.
High Performance Network and Storage
Next-generation Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) provide high throughput, low latency interfaces for networking and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). EC2 instances featuring AMD EPYC processors offer up to 20 Gbps of network bandwidth and up to 10 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth to Amazon EBS.
Amazon EC2 offers a highly reliable environment where replacement instances can be rapidly and predictably commissioned. The service runs within Amazon’s proven network infrastructure and data centers. The Amazon EC2 Service Level Agreement commitment is 99.99% availability for each Amazon EC2 Region.
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