Amazon Web Services (AWS) launches new memory-optimized Amazon EC2 R6a instances (Opens in a new tab) Features AMD EPYC (Milan) processors.
EC2 instances of AWS were first introduced in 2006, allowing users to run virtual machines on the company’s cloud platform.
If you’re a fan of running memory-intensive workloads in the cloud, you might be in luck, as AWS says the latest instances are ideal for high-performance database software such as relational and noSQL databases, scaling web-in-memory caches like Memcached and Redis, and databases like Memcached and Redis. Data in memory including real-time big data analytics such as Hadoop and Spark clusters.
What do users get?
AWS says new instances offer up to 35% better price performance than R5a instances, and at 10% lower cost than comparable x86-based EC2 instances.
Additionally, AWS says that R6a instances feature an 8:1 memory-to-vCPU ratio, just like R5a instances, and support incremental sizes of up to 192 CPUs per instance.
R6a instances appear to be SAP certified and support SAP Business Suite.
Specifications for R6a instances vary greatly with the lower performance “r6a.large” instance supporting 16 GB of memory and network bandwidth up to 12.5 Gbps.
In contrast, the higher-performance R6a instance of “r6a.metal” offers a Dicke memory of up to 1,536 GIB and a network bandwidth of up to 50 Gbps.
Amazon has been so busy when it comes to rolling out new EC2 instances, users can now rent and operate the M1 Mac Mini in the cloud.
Where can I register?
Users can launch R6a instances today in AWS US East (Northern Virginia, Ohio), US Western (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), and Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland).
To learn more about the new offering, head over to Amazon’s R6a Instances page (Opens in a new tab).