Posted On: Dec 15, 2015

You can now launch the t2.nano, the newest Amazon EC2 burstable-performance instance. Starting at only $4.75 per month ($0.0065 per hour), it is the lowest priced Amazon EC2 instance. The t2.nano features 512 MiB of memory and 1 vCPU, making it well suited for workloads that require a consistent baseline performance with the ability to burst. T2 instances are backed by the latest Intel Xeon processors with clock speeds up to 3.3 GHz.

The t2.nano is recommended for low-traffic website hosting, micro services and developer environments which have low memory needs and don’t need consistently high levels of CPU on average, but benefit significantly from having full access to very fast CPUs when they need them. As the requirements of your workload grow, you can scale to larger T2 instance sizes or other EC2 instance types.

T2 instances can be purchased as On-Demand Instances and Reserved Instances. The t2.nano is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (San Francisco), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Brazil (Sao Paolo), and GovCloud (US) regions, with support in EU (Frankfurt) and Australia (Sydney) coming soon.

To learn more about EC2 T2 instances, please visit the Amazon EC2 Instance Types page.