Posted On: Dec 12, 2022

Starting today, Amazon EC2 R6gd instances powered by Amazon Graviton2 processors are available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet. R6gd instances are ideal for memory-intensive applications such as open-source databases, in-memory caches, and real time big data analytics. The local SSD storage provided on these instances will benefit applications that need access to high-speed, low latency storage, as well as for temporary storage of data such as batch and log processing, and for high-speed caches and scratch files.

Amazon EC2 R6gd instances are built on the Amazon Nitro System, which offloads many of the traditional virtualization functions to dedicated hardware, that enable the delivery of high availability, and highly-secure cloud instances. These instances offer up to 25 Gbps of network bandwidth and up to 19 Gbps of bandwidth to the Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). The R6gd instances also provide up to 3.8 TB of NVMe-based SSD storage.

Amazon Graviton2 processors are supported by many Linux operating systems including Amazon Linux 2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE, and Ubuntu. Many popular applications and services for security, monitoring and management, containers, and continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) from Amazon Web Services and software partners also support Amazon Graviton2-based instances. The Amazon Graviton Ready program provides customers with certified solutions from partner software vendors that can be used on Amazon Graviton2-based instances. Many Amazon Web Services services also support Graviton2-based instances, making it quick and easy for you to realize the price performance gains. Amazon Web Services services that support Graviton2-based instances include Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Lambda, Amazon Fargate, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon EMR, and Amazon ElastiCache.

With this regional expansion, Amazon EC2 R6gd is now available in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet. All instances are available in 8 sizes, with 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 48, and 64 vCPUs in addition to the bare metal option. These instances are purchasable On-Demand, as Reserved instances, as Dedicated hosts, or as Spot instances. For more information and to get started, visit the Management Console and visit our product page.