Amazon Web Services makes new Amazon EC2 instances available
Amazon Web Services announced general availability of a new high frequency instance for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, as well as the next generation of memory optimized instances and memory optimized instances with local storage. z1d instances are designed for workloads requiring the highest single-threaded performance along with a large amount of memory - these are workloads such as electronic design automation, relational databases, and financial simulations. R5 and R5d instances deliver improved price-per-gigabyte for memory intensive applications, such as high performance databases, in-memory caches and databases, and big data analytics. "Many of our customers' applications depend on fast single-thread performance and high memory to process and manage large amounts of data," said Matt Garman, Vice President, Compute Services, AWS. "With z1d instances, we're delivering sustained all core frequency up to 4.0 GHz, the fastest of any cloud instance, which will decrease the number of cores required to run applications and speed time to market for product development. And, with R5 instances, we're providing customers more memory at a lower cost, along with a local storage option in R5d. With these new instance options, AWS continues to expand and enhance what was already the world's broadest and most capable set of compute services available today in the cloud."