Amazon EC2 M6a Instances

General purpose instances powered by 3rd generation AMD EPYC processors

Amazon EC2 M6a instances are powered by 3rd generation AMD EPYC processors, and deliver up to 35% better price performance compared to M5a instances, and 10% lower cost than comparable x86-based EC2 instances. M6a instances feature a 4:1 ratio of memory to vCPU, just like M5a instances and support increased sizes up to 192 vCPUs per instance. These instances are SAP-Certified and are ideal for workloads such as backend servers supporting enterprise applications (e.g. Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, SAP Business Suite, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL databases), multi-player gaming servers, caching fleets, as well as for application development environments.

M6a processor

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Benefits

Lower TCO

M6a instances deliver up to 35% better price performance than M5a instances and 10% lower cost than comparable x86-based EC2 instances. M6a instances also offer new larger sizes with up to 192 vCPUs and 768 GiB of memory, enabling you to consolidate workloads on fewer instances and save on per core licensing costs.

Fast results

M6a 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

M6a 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 AMD EPYC processors

Amazon EC2 M6a instances are powered by 3rd generation AMD EPYC processors (code named Milan) with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.6 GHz and include support for AMD Transparent Single Key Memory Encryption (TSME), which encrypts data in physical memory. M6a instances also support new Advanced Vector Extension (AVX-2) instructions for faster execution of cryptographic algorithms.

High Performance

M6a instances support 40 Gbps bandwidth to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) in the largest size, which is more than double that of M5a instances. M6a instances also support up to 50 Gbps networking, which is 2.5 times that of M5a instances. Customers can also enable Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) on the 48xlarge size of M6a.

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 M6a instances are powered by 3rd generation AMD EPYC processors and are an ideal fit for general purpose workloads.

Instance Size vCPU Memory (GiB) Instance Storage (GB) Network Bandwidth (Gbps) EBS Bandwidth (Gbps)
m6a.large 2 8 EBS-Only Up to 12.5 Up to 6.6
m6a.xlarge 4 16 EBS-Only Up to 12.5 Up to 6.6
m6a.2xlarge 8 32 EBS-Only Up to 12.5 Up to 6.6
m6a.4xlarge 16 64 EBS-Only Up to 12.5 Up to 6.6
m6a.8xlarge 32 128 EBS-Only 12.5 6.6
m6a.12xlarge 48 192 EBS-Only 18.75 10
m6a.16xlarge 64 256 EBS-Only 25 13.3
m6a.24xlarge 96 384 EBS-Only 37.5 20
m6a.32xlarge 128 512 EBS-Only 50 26.6
m6a.48xlarge 192 768 EBS-Only 50 40
m6a.metal 192 768 EBS-Only 50 40

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