The 3 new C5 instance sizes are powered by custom 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (based on the Cascade Lake architecture) with sustained all-core turbo frequency of 3.6 GHz and maximum single core turbo frequency of 3.9 GHz. C5 instances are optimized for compute-intensive workloads and deliver cost-effective high performance at a low price per compute ratio. These instances are ideal for high-performance computing (HPC), machine learning, deep inference, distributed analytics, batch processing, and much more. With the new 24xlarge size, C5 instances increases available resources by 33% to provide even more resources and performance for those compute intensive workloads. Furthermore, the new C5 bare metal option provides your applications with direct access to the processor and memory resources of the underlying server. M5 instances offers a balance of compute, memory, and networking resources for a broad range of workloads including web and application servers, back-end servers for enterprise applications, gaming servers, caching fleets, and app development environments.
Amazon EC2 R5 instances are ideally suited for applications such as high-performance databases, distributed in-memory caches, in-memory databases, and big data analytics. R5 instances offer Intel Xeon Platinum 8000 series processors with a sustained all core frequency of up to 3.1 GHz, with up to 50% more vCPUs and 60% more memory over R4 instances. Amazon EC2 T3 instances are the latest generation Amazon Burstable Performance instance types. T3 instances offer a balance of compute, memory, and network resources and are ideal for database workloads with moderate CPU usage that experience temporary spikes in use. Amazon EC2 I3 instances are the latest generation of Storage Optimized High-I/O instances, designed for the most demanding High I/O workloads, featuring low-latency Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) based SSDs. I3 instances are ideal for workloads like transactional processing systems, relational and NoSQL databases, data warehousing applications, analytics workloads and Elasticsearch workloads.
Amazon EC2 C5d, M5d, and R5d all have local NVMe-based SSD block level storage physically connected to the host server. These instances are a great fit for applications that need access to high-speed, low latency local storage, to temporary storage of data such as batch and log processing, and to high-speed caches and scratch files. C5d instances are ideal for applications such as high performance web servers, high-performance computing (HPC), batch processing, ad serving, highly scalable multiplayer gaming, video encoding, scientific modelling, distributed analytics and machine/deep learning inference. M5d instances offers a balance of compute, memory, and networking resources for a broad range of workloads. This includes web and application servers, back-end servers for enterprise applications, gaming servers, caching fleets, and app development environments. R5d instances are well suited for memory intensive applications such as high performance databases, distributed web scale in-memory caches, mid-size in-memory databases, real time big data analytics, and other enterprise applications.
The AMD-based instances provide additional options for customers who are looking to achieve a 10% cost savings on their Amazon EC2 compute environment for a variety of workloads. M5a and M5ad instances are ideal for business-critical applications, web and application servers, back-end servers for enterprise applications, gaming servers, caching fleets, and app development environments. R5a and R5ad instances are ideal for high performance databases, distributed web scale in-memory caches, mid-size in-memory databases, real time big data analytics, and other enterprise applications. T3a instances offer a balance of compute, memory, and network resources for a broad spectrum of general purpose workloads including micro-services, low-latency interactive applications, small and medium databases, virtual desktops, development environments, code repositories, and business-critical applications.
R5, R5d, and M5d bare metal instances are now available in the South America (Sao Paulo) region. Amazon EC2 bare metal instances provide your applications with direct access to the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor and memory resources of the underlying server. These instances are ideal for workloads that require access to the hardware feature set (such as Intel® VT-x), for applications that need to run in non-virtualized environments for licensing or support requirements, or for customers who wish to use their own hypervisor. Bare metal instances allow EC2 customers to run applications that benefit from deep performance analysis tools, specialized workloads that require direct access to bare metal infrastructure, legacy workloads not supported in virtual environments, and licensing-restricted Tier 1 business critical applications. Bare metal instances also make it possible for customers to run virtualization secured containers such as Clear Linux Containers. Workloads on bare metal instances continue to take advantage of all the comprehensive services and features of the AWS Cloud, such as Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
C5d instances are available in 7 sizes, with 2, 4, 8, 16, 36, 72 vCPUs and bare metal. M5d instances are available in 9 sizes, with 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 48, 64, 96 vCPUs and bare metal. R5 and R5d instances are available in 9 sizes, with 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 48, 64, 96 vCPUs and bare metal. M5a, M5ad, R5a and R5ad instances are available in 8 sizes, with 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 48, 64, and 96 vCPUs, and T3a instances are available in 7 sizes, with 2, 4 and 8 vCPUs. I3 instances will come in six sizes, with 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 vCPUs. These new instances can be purchased as On-Demand, Reserved or Spot Instances.