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New Generation Instances Now Available

AWS EC2 "t3" and "m5" instances are now supported; benefits at a glance -

  • Significant performance improvements compared to previous generation
  • 25-50% lower pricing (see below) on larger sized instances


New Instance Features

  • Operating system powered by Ubuntu 20.04 LTS using an AWS optimized kernel
  • AWS Nitro Hypervisor is a faster virtualization platform
  • Single 100 GB root volume provides twice as much I/O per second (300 IOPS) than previous, multi-volume configuration
  • Auto-scaling disk space (triggered when disk reaches 90% capacity)


Product Details - "t3" Instances

  • Ideal for micro-services, low-latency interactive applications, small/medium databases
  • 2.5 GHz processor (vs. 2.3 GHz previous generation)
  • Up to 5 Gigabit network performance
  • Burst-able performance (based on a CPU credit model) - great for single application environments with spikes in network traffic


Product Details - "m5" instances

  • Ideal for business critical applications and back-end servers enterprise applications
  • 3.1 GHz processor (vs. 2.4 GHz previous generation)
  • Up to 10 Gigabit network performance


Pricing


Instance TypevCPUsMemory (GiB)Monthly Pricing*Monthly Savings**
t3.small12$80
t3.medium24$12411%
m5.large28$239 30%
m5.xlarge416$44328%
m5.2xlarge832$85110%

Need to go bigger? Contact us for a custom quote.


*Assumes 100 GiB of disk storage and daily snapshot with 1 day retention. Additional storage and/or snapshots are billed at $0.35/GiB.

**Savings are calculated based on previous generation instance types of similar specifications


New managed database service plans are available - more info.