AWS Announces Two New EC2 Instances

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Amazon Web Services announced two new EC2 instance types, that the cloud giant says are designed for specific kinds of applications. Very specific, as you’ll find out below.

AWS announced these at its ongoing annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas.

The first of these is the generalized EC2 instance designed for developers that want to get a feel for the kind of resources that their application might require. A very interesting use case, and frees developers from having the build the resource packages themselves.

Going by the name of M5, these new instances offer a set of typical resource allocations with optimized compute, memory, and usage — quite similar to how a vendor provides a set of services ready to use out of the box.

Amazon says that these are designed for high-demand workloads, and provide a 14% better price performance ratio over the previous M4 offerings.

You get access to custom Intel Xeon Platinum 8175M series processors running at 2.5GHz.

The cloud giant also announced the new H1 instances that are designed with lots of storage for big data applications. These are designed for data scientists running big data apps like MapReduce. In other words, workloads that require serious resources for highly demanding applications.

These configurations come equipped with Intel Xeon E5-2686 v4 processors that beat at a base clock frequency of 2.3GHz.

Both these new instances are available for use today.