Thursday, April 10, 2014

AWS Launches Memory-Optimized EC2 Instances (R3)

Amazon Web Services began offering high-memory performance R3 instances for applications that require instances with high memory footprint and high memory bandwidth. Netflix and MongoDB are customers.  The instances include the following features:

  • Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 "Ivy Bridge" Processors
  • Hardware Virtualization (HVM) only
  • SSD-backed instance storage, including TRIM support
  • Enhanced 10 Gbps networking with lower latency, low jitter, and high packet-per-second performance.