Amazon EC2 T2 Instances
T2 instances are low-cost, General Purpose instance type that provide a baseline level of CPU performance with the ability to burst above the baseline. With On-Demand Instance prices starting at $0.0058 per hour, T2 instances are the lowest-cost Amazon EC2 instance option and are ideal for a variety of general-purpose applications like micro-services, low-latency interactive applications, small and medium databases, virtual desktops, development, build and stage environments, code repositories, and product prototypes.
Low cost - available on AWS Free Tier*
T2 instances are the lowest-cost Amazon EC2 instance option designed to dramatically reduce costs for applications that benefit from the ability to burst to full core performance whenever required. T2 instances are available to use in the AWS Free Tier, which includes 750 hours of Linux and Windows t2.micro instances each month for one year for new AWS customers.
Burstable CPU Performance
T2 instances are Burstable Performance Instances that provide a baseline level of CPU performance with the ability to burst above the baseline. The baseline performance and ability to burst are governed by CPU Credits. T2 instances accumulate CPU Credits when they are idle, and consume CPU Credits when they are active.
T2 Unlimited instances can sustain high CPU performance for as long as a workload needs it. For most general-purpose workloads, T2 Unlimited instances will provide ample performance without any additional charges. If the instance needs to run at higher CPU utilization for a prolonged period, it can also do so at a flat additional rate of 5 cents per vCPU-hour.
Burstable EBS Performance
T2 instances work well with Amazon EBS General Purpose (SSD) volumes for instance block storage. General Purpose (SSD) volumes are the default EBS volume type for Amazon EC2 instances and provide the ability to burst to 3,000 IOPS per volume, independent of volume size, to meet the performance needs of most applications and also deliver a consistent baseline of 3 IOPS/GB.
|Name||vCPUs||RAM (GiB)||CPU Credits/hr||Price/hr*||Price/mo**|
Prices shown are for Linux/Unix in US East (N. Virginia) AWS Region. For full pricing details, see the EC2 pricing page.
*See AWS Free Tier Terms for more details and other restrictions.
**Monthly Prices shown are calculated using an assumed usage of 730 hours per month.
T2 Unlimited Pricing
For T2 Unlimited instances, CPU Credits are charged at $0.05 per vCPU-Hour for Linux, RHEL and SLES, and at $0.096 per vCPU-Hour for Windows and Windows with SQL Web.
The CPU Credit pricing is the same for all T2 instance sizes, for On-Demand and Reserved Instances, and across all regions.
See T2 Unlimited documentation for details on when CPU Credits are charged.