Amazon EC2 M6i Instances

General purpose instances powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors

Amazon EC2 M6i instances are powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and deliver up to 15% better price performance compared to M5 instances. M6i instances feature a 4:1 ratio of memory to vCPU, just like M5 instances, and support up to 128 vCPUs per instance, which is 33% more than M5 instances. These instances are SAP Certified and are ideal for workloads such as backend servers supporting enterprise applications (such as Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, SAP Business Suite, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL databases), gaming servers, caching fleets, as well as for application development environments. M6i are also available with local NVMe-based SSD block-level storage (M6id instances) for applications that need high-speed, low-latency local storage. Compared to previous generation M5d instances, M6id instances offer up to 58% higher TB storage per vCPU and 34% lower cost per TB.

M6i processor

Amazon EC2 M6id instances now available

M6id instances are powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code named Ice Lake) with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz, equipped with up to 7.6 TB of local NVMe-based SSD block-level storage, and deliver up to 15% better price performance compared to previous generation instances. M6id are ideal for a wide range of general purpose workloads including those that need access to high-speed, low-latency local storage.

Benefits

Lower TCO

M6i instances deliver up to 15% better price performance than M5 instances. M6i instances also offer new larger sizes with up to 128 vCPUs and 512 GiB of memory, enabling customers to consolidate workloads on fewer instances.

Flexibility and choice

M6i instances add to the broadest and deepest selection of EC2 instances in the cloud and provide customers 10 different instance sizes that feature varying amounts of vCPU, memory, networking, and storage. This enables customers to run a broad range of general purpose workloads.

Maximized resource efficiency

M6i instances are built on the AWS Nitro System, 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.

Features

Powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors

M6i instances are powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code named Ice Lake) with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz and include support for always-on memory encryption using Intel Total Memory Encryption (TME). M6i instances also support new Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX-512) instructions for faster execution of cryptographic algorithms.

High performance

M6i instances support 40 Gbps bandwidth to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) in the largest size and up to 10 Gbps in the four smallest sizes, which is more than double that of M5 instances. M6i instances also support up to 50 Gbps networking, which is twice that of M5 instances. M6i instances provide up to 20% higher memory bandwidth per vCPU than M5 instances. You can also enable Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) on the 32xlarge and metal sizes of M6i.

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

Amazon EC2 M6i and M6id instances are powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and offer a balance of compute, memory, and networking resources for a broad range of workloads.

Instance Size vCPU Memory (GiB) Instance Storage (GB) Network Bandwidth (Gbps) EBS Bandwidth (Gbps)
m6i.large 2 8 EBS-Only Up to 12.5 Up to 10
m6i.xlarge 4 16 EBS-Only Up to 12.5 Up to 10
m6i.2xlarge 8 32 EBS-Only Up to 12.5 Up to 10
m6i.4xlarge 16 64 EBS-Only Up to 12.5 Up to 10
m6i.8xlarge 32 128 EBS-Only 12.5 10
m6i.12xlarge 48 192 EBS-Only 18.75 15
m6i.16xlarge 64 256 EBS-Only 25 20
m6i.24xlarge 96 384 EBS-Only 37.5 30
m6i.32xlarge 128 512 EBS-Only 50 40
m6i.metal 128 512 EBS-Only 50 40
m6id.large 2 8 1x118 NVMe SSD Up to 12.5 Up to 10
m6id.xlarge 4 16 1x237 NVMe SSD Up to 12.5 Up to 10
m6id.2xlarge 8 32 1x474 NVMe SSD Up to 12.5 Up to 10
m6id.4xlarge 16 64 1x950 NVMe SSD Up to 12.5 Up to 10
m6id.8xlarge 32 128 1x1900 NVMe SSD 12.5 10
m6id.12xlarge 48 192 2x1425 NVMe SSD 18.75 15
m6id.16xlarge 64 256 2x1900 NVMe SSD 25 20
m6id.24xlarge 96 384 4x1425 NVMe SSD 37.5 30
m6id.32xlarge 128 512 4x1900 NVMe SSD 50 40
m6id.metal 128 512 4x1900 NVMe SSD 50 40

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