April 25th, 2019 by Adam Armstrong
AWS Releases AMD EPYC-Powered EC2 T3a Instances
Today Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced that its AMD EPYC-powered EC2 T3a instances are now available. First announced back in November, EPYC versions of EC2 Instances are designed to work for a variety of workloads, such as microservices, low-latency interactive applications, small and medium databases, virtual desktops, development and test environments, code repositories, and business applications while being roughly 10% less expensive.
The AWS EC2 T3a instances, which are powered by AMD EPYC processors, are built on AWS Nitro System to deliver a combination of purpose-built hardware and software infrastructure that power Amazon EC2 instances. The T3a instances are ideal for workloads that don’t need high sustained compute power, however, it is burstable for temporary spikes in usage. As stated, the EPYC nature of the T3a instances makes them more cost effective.
The EPYC T3a instances are available today in seven sizes in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), US East (Ohio), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) Regions in On-Demand, Spot, and Reserved Instance form.