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AWS Announces Availability of T3 Instances for Amazon EC2


Next generation burstable general-purpose instances provide up
to 30% better price performance over T2 instances and include unlimited
bursting by default

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ:AMZN),
announced the availability of T3 instances, the next generation of
burstable general-purpose instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
(Amazon EC2), providing up to 30% improved price performance than
previous generation T2 instances. Designed for applications with
variable CPU usage that experience occasional spikes in demand – such as
microservices, low-latency interactive applications, small and medium
databases, virtual desktops, development environments, code
repositories, and business critical applications – T3 instances enable
customers' applications to burst seamlessly to meet temporary traffic
peaks and then scale back down to operate at typical traffic levels. T3
instances feature Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and support up to 5
Gbps in peak network bandwidth. To get started with T3 instances visit:

T2 instances launched four years ago and have become the most popular
instances for a wide range of workloads due to their low cost and
unlimited burst capabilities. T2 instances are unlike any other
burstable instance available in the cloud today in that customers can
sustain high CPU performance for any period of time, whenever and
however long required, and avoid application degradation if the instance
exceeds its available CPU credits. This behavior has to be activated by
customers for T2 instances, and because it isn't the default behavior,
customers sometimes didn't realize that this important performance
benefit was available to them. Based on customer feedback, T3 instances
have this valuable unlimited burst capability enabled by default, so
customers need not take any special action to enjoy this benefit.

"Since T2 instances ‘burst' on the scene in 2014, they've been wildly
popular as they've helped customers optimize the cost and performance
for applications that have variable CPU demands," said Matt Garman, Vice
President, Compute Services, AWS. "We think customers are going to be
pretty excited by the launch of our third generation burstable instance
(T3) as it's both 30% more cost effective on a price-to-performance
basis than the T2 and enables, by default, the unmatched capability of
unlimited burst for customers' applications."

Siemens is a global company that works with innovative solutions for
intelligent infrastructure, sustainable energy technology, efficient
production, and healthcare through electrification, automation and
digitization. "Siemens uses AWS T2 instances extensively at the
Digitalization Expertise Center on behalf of the Siemens Divisions,"
said Anthony Atherton, Head of Digitalization Expertise Center, Siemens
Global Services Information Technology. "With the lower priced T3
instances, coupled with the ability to burst CPU usage for as long as
our applications need to, we can move a wide range of workloads to T3
instances and benefit from cost savings. The T3 instances with the new
Intel Xeon Scalable processors along with improved EBS and networking
performance will give us even more processing power and networking
efficiency to deliver a great user experience to our customers."

Heroku offers Private Spaces, a development and delivery environment for
customer applications. "We run a global fleet of Amazon EC2 instances
that power our LXC-based container platform-as-a-service," said Ike
DeLorenzo, VP Product, Heroku at Salesforce. "Heroku apps are
occasionally idle, but the platform has to respond quickly when load
ramps up. Performance, reliability, and responsiveness are fundamental
to our customer experience, and T3 instances help us to deliver on that
customer promise while also controlling our costs."

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make
the world safe for exchanging digital information. Its innovative
solutions provide layered security for data centers, cloud environments,
networks, and endpoints. "We use T2 instance extensively for our license
management system and customer demonstration environments," said Sanjay
Mehta, SVP, Business Development and Strategic Alliances, Trend Micro.
"Unlimited bursting allows us to sustain high CPU performance for as
long as a workload needs it. With more compute power and higher base
performance in the new T3 instances, this will be a very cost-effective
platform for our workloads."

T3 instances are based on the AWS Nitro System, a combination of
purpose-built hardware and software components that provide the
unparalleled performance, security, isolation, elasticity, and
efficiency of the infrastructure that powers Amazon EC2 instances. T3
instances can be launched via the AWS Management Console, Amazon EC2
Command Line Interface, SDKs, as well as third party libraries.
Generally available today, T3 instances are available in US East (Ohio,
N. Virginia), US West (N. California, Oregon), Europe (Ireland, London,
and Frankfurt), South America (Sao Paulo), Canada (Central), and Asia
Pacific (Tokyo, Singapore, and Sydney) AWS Regions, and can be purchased
as On-Demand, Reserved, or Spot Instances. They are available in seven
sizes with up to 8 vCPUs and 32 GiB memory.

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