Amazon EC2 M6g Instances

Best price performance for general purpose workloads in Amazon EC2 with balanced compute, memory, and networking

Amazon EC2 M6g instances are powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton2 processors. They deliver up to 40% better price performance over current generation M5 instances and offer a balance of compute, memory, and networking resources for a broad set of workloads. They are the best choice for applications built on open-source software such as application servers, microservices, gaming servers, mid-size data stores, and caching fleets. Developers can also use these instances to build Arm-based applications natively in the cloud, eliminating the need for cross-compilation and emulation, and improving time to market. M6g instances are available with local NVMe-based SSD block-level storage option (M6gd) for applications that need access to high-speed, low latency local storage.

Amazon EC2 M6g instances are currently in preview and will be generally available soon.

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Benefits

Best price performance for general purpose workloads

With M6g instances, customers can optimize for both higher performance and lower cost per vCPU. M6g instances deliver up to 40% better price performance over current generation M5 instances1 for a large number of applications built on open-source software utilizing Linux distributions.

Flexibility and choice

M6g instances add to the broadest and deepest selection of EC2 instances and enable customers to run a broad set of workloads such as application servers, mid-size data stores and microservices. Developers can build Arm applications natively in the cloud while leveraging the flexibility, security, reliability and scalability of running on EC2.

Enhanced security and maximized resource efficiency

M6g instances are powered by AWS Graviton2 processors and built on the AWS Nitro System. AWS Graviton2 processors feature always-on 256-bit DRAM encryption and 50% faster per core encryption performance compared to first-generation AWS Graviton. AWS Nitro System is a combination of dedicated hardware and lightweight hypervisor which delivers practically all of the compute and memory resources of the host hardware to your instances for better overall performance and security. M6g instances also support encrypted EBS storage volumes by default.

Features

Powered by AWS Graviton2 processors

AWS Graviton2 processors are based on 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores and custom silicon designed by AWS for optimized performance and cost. AWS Graviton2 processors deliver 7x higher performance, 4x the number of compute cores, 2x larger caches, and 5x faster memory versus first-generation AWS Graviton processors.

High performance networking and storage

Next generation Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) and NVM Express (NVMe) technology provide M6g instances with high throughput, low latency bandwidth interfaces for networking and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). M6g instances are also available with local instance storage option (M6gd).

Built on AWS Nitro System

The AWS Nitro System is a rich collection of building blocks that offloads many of the traditional virtualization functions to dedicated hardware and software to deliver high performance, high availability, and high security while also reducing virtualization overhead.

Product Details

Instance Size vCPU Memory (GiB) Instance Storage Network Bandwidth (Gbps) EBS Bandwidth (Mbps)
m6g.medium 1 4 EBS-Only Up to 10 Up to 4,750
m6g.large 2 8 EBS-Only Up to 10 Up to 4,750
m6g.xlarge 4 16 EBS-Only Up to 10 Up to 4,750
m6g.2xlarge 8 32 EBS-Only Up to 10 Up to 4,750
m6g.4xlarge 16 64 EBS-Only Up to 10 4,750
m6g.8xlarge 32 128 EBS-Only 12 9,000
m6g.12xlarge 48 192 EBS-Only 20 13,500
m6g.16xlarge 64 256 EBS-Only 25 18,000

All instances have the following specs:

1 20% lower cost and up to 40% higher performance over Amazon EC2 M5 instances, based on internal testing of workloads.

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