New – Amazon EC2 C5a Instances Powered By 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors

Over the last 18 months, we have launched AMD-powered M5a and R5a/M5ad and R5ad, and T3a instances to provide customers additional choice for running their general purpose and memory intensive workloads. Built on the AWS Nitro System, these instances are powered by custom 1st generation AMD EPYC processors. These instances are priced 10% lower than Read more about New – Amazon EC2 C5a Instances Powered By 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors[…]

New – EC2 M6g Instances, powered by AWS Graviton2

Starting today, you can use our first 6th generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) General Purpose instance: the M6g. The “g” stands for “Graviton2“, our next generation Arm-based chip designed by AWS (and Annapurna Labs, an Amazon company), utilizing 64-bit Arm Neoverse N1 cores. These processors support 256-bit, always-on, DRAM encryption. They also include dual Read more about New – EC2 M6g Instances, powered by AWS Graviton2[…]

EC2 Price Reduction – For EC2 Instance Saving Plans and Standard Reserved Instances

It is my great pleasure to tell you about a price reduction for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) customers who plan to use, Standard Reserved Instances or EC2 Instance Saving Plans. The price changes are already in effect, and so anyone buying news RIs or a new EC2 Instance Saving Plan will be able to Read more about EC2 Price Reduction – For EC2 Instance Saving Plans and Standard Reserved Instances[…]

Capacity-Optimized Spot Instance Allocation in Action at Mobileye and Skyscanner

Amazon EC2 Spot Instances were launched way back in 2009. The instances are spare EC2 compute capacity that is available at savings of up to 90% when compared to the On-Demand prices. Spot Instances can be interrupted by EC2 (with a two minute heads-up), but are otherwise the same as On-Demand instances. You can use Read more about Capacity-Optimized Spot Instance Allocation in Action at Mobileye and Skyscanner[…]

EC2 Price Reduction in the São Paulo Region (R5 and I3)

I’ve got good news for AWS customers using our South America (São Paulo) Region! Effective February 1, 2020 we are reducing prices for On-Demand, Reserved and Dedicated Instances as follows: All R5 families (R5, R5a, R5d, R5ad) – Up to 25%. All I3 families (I3, I3en) – 13%. The pricing pages have been updated. Questions? Read more about EC2 Price Reduction in the São Paulo Region (R5 and I3)[…]

Update on Amazon Linux AMI end-of-life

Launched in September 2010, the Amazon Linux AMI has helped numerous customers build Linux-based applications on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). In order to bring them even more security, stability, and productivity, we introduced Amazon Linux 2 in 2017. Adding many modern features, Amazon Linux 2 is backed by long-term support, and we strongly encourage Read more about Update on Amazon Linux AMI end-of-life[…]

New – T3 Instances on Dedicated Single-Tenant Hardware

T3 instances use a burst pricing model that allows you to host general purpose workloads at low cost, with access to sustainable, full-core performance when needed. You can choose from seven different sizes and receive an assured baseline amount of processing power, courtesy of custom high frequency Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors. Our customers use them Read more about New – T3 Instances on Dedicated Single-Tenant Hardware[…]

Alejandra’s Top 5 Favorite re:Invent🎉 Launches of 2019

While re:Invent 2019 may feel well over, I’m still feeling elated and curious about several of the launches that were announced that week. Is it just me, or did some of the new feature announcements seem to bring us closer to the Scifi worlds (i.e. AWS WaveLength anyone? and don’t get me started on Amazon Read more about Alejandra’s Top 5 Favorite re:Invent🎉 Launches of 2019[…]

Automate OS Image Build Pipelines with EC2 Image Builder

Earlier in my career, I can recall being assigned the task of creating and maintaining operating system (OS) images for use by my development team. This was a time-consuming process, sometimes error-prone, needing me to manually re-create and re-snapshot images frequently. As I’m sure you can imagine, it also involved a significant amount of manual Read more about Automate OS Image Build Pipelines with EC2 Image Builder[…]

AWS Load Balancer Update – Lots of New Features for You!

The AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB) and Network Load Balancer (NLB) are important parts of any highly available and scalable system. Today I am happy to share a healthy list of new features for ALB and NLB, all driven by customer requests. Here’s what I have: Weighted Target Groups for ALB Least Outstanding Requests for Read more about AWS Load Balancer Update – Lots of New Features for You![…]