Amazon EC2 I3en Instances

Dense SSD storage instances for data-intensive workloads

Amazon EC2 I3en instances offer the lowest price per GB of SSD instance storage on Amazon EC2 and are designed for data-intensive workloads such as relational and NoSQL databases, distributed file systems, search engines, and data warehousing. With up to 60 TB of low latency Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD instance storage, I3en instances are optimized for applications requiring high random I/O access to large amounts of data. I3en instances also come with up to 100 Gbps networking bandwidth, 96 vCPUs, and 768 GiB of memory. Customers can enable Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) on I3en for low and consistent network latency. I3en instances feature the Intel® Xeon® Scalable (Skylake) processor with a sustained all core Turbo CPU clock speed of up to 3.1 GHz.

Customers are able to choose from seven different instance sizes to match the price, performance, and storage requirements of their application. I3en instances can deliver up to 2 million random IOPS at 4 KB block sizes and up to 16 GB/s of sequential disk throughput.

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Benefits

STORAGE CAPACITY AND PERFORMANCE FOR DATA-INTENSIVE WORKLOADS

I3en instances offer up to 96vCPUs of Intel® Xeon® Scalable (Skylake) processors operating at 3.1GHz, 60 TB of total NVMe instance storage, and 768 GiB of memory. I3en NVMe instance storage can deliver up to 2 million random IOPS at 4 KB block sizes and up to 16 GB/s of sequential disk throughput, enabling workloads that need high storage capacity and random I/O performance to run more effectively on EC2.

LOWER COSTS FOR STORAGE BOUND WORKLOADS

I3en instances offer seven different instance sizes to choose from and the most NVMe SSD storage per vCPU in EC2. Reduce your cost per GB of SSD instance storage by up to 50% over I3 instances and right-size your instance selection based on workload storage requirements.

ENHANCED NETWORKING

I3en instances have up to 4x the networking bandwidth of I3 instances, enabling up to 100 Gbps of sustained network bandwidth. Customers can enable Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) on I3en for low and consistent network latency.

Features

BUILT ON THE AWS NITRO SYSTEM

I3en instances are built on the AWS Nitro System, 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.

BARE METAL INSTANCES

I3en instances offer bare metal size (i3en.metal) that provide your applications with direct access to the compute and memory resources of the underlying next generation AWS hardware and software infrastructure. Bare metal instances let you run a variety of workloads on AWS, including non-virtualized workloads, workloads that benefit from direct access to physical resources, and workloads that may have licensing restrictions. The i3en.metal instances are powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable (Skylake) processors with 48 hyper-threaded cores, 768 GiB of memory, and 60 TB of NVMe SSD-backed instance storage. They deliver high networking throughput and lower latency with up to 100 Gbps of aggregate network bandwidth by leveraging the next generation of EC2 networking technology, Enhanced Networking based on Elastic Network Adapter (ENA).

Product Details

Model vCPU Mem (GiB) Local Storage (NVMe SSD) Network Bandwidth
i3en.large 2 16 1 x 1,250 GB Up to 25 Gbps
i3en.xlarge 4 32 1 x 2,500 GB Up to 25 Gbps
i3en.2xlarge 8 64 2 x 2,500 GB Up to 25 Gbps
i3en.3xlarge 12 96 1 x 7,500 GB Up to 25 Gbps
i3en.6xlarge 24 192 2 x 7,500 GB 25 Gbps
i3en.12xlarge 48 384 4 x 7,500 GB 50 Gbps
i3en.24xlarge
96 768 8 x 7,500 GB 100 Gbps
i3en.metal 96 768 8 x 7,500 GB 100 Gbps

All instances have the following specs:

  • 3.1 GHz all core turbo Intel® Xeon® Scalable (Skylake) processors
  • Intel AVX†, Intel AVX2†, Intel AVX-512†, Intel Turbo 
  • EBS Optimized
  • Enhanced Networking

Global Availability

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Available AWS regions for I3en include US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon, N. California), US GovCloud (West), US GovCloud (East), Asia Pacific (Tokyo, Seoul), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland),  Europe (London).

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