After years of effort, AMD has finally gained more customers in the consumer and server markets with Ryzen and Epyc processors. The latest news is that, starting today, Amazon AWS will generally offer EC2 C5a instances based on the AMD II-generation Dragon platform. As an optimized derivative version of the EC2 C5 series, such instances are primarily targeted at workloads such as batch processing, distributed analytics, and data transformation. Reducing costs by 10% while delivering higher performance than previous counterparts.
It is reported that the C5a instanceis are subdivided into eight-stage specifications, starting with c5a.large with 2 virtual processor cores (vCPU) and 4GB of RAM, with a maximum option of 96 vCPUs and 192GB of RAM c5a.24xlarge.
The C5a instance is currently available in northern Virginia/Ohio in the eastern United States, Oregon in the western United States, Ireland/Frankfurt in Europe, and Sydney/Singapore in Asia Pacific.
C5a instances support many AWS resources, including AWS Batch, Amazon EMR, Elastic/Elastic Container Services, and Support Nitro-based cross-platform management.
Finally, Amazon added that the local NVMe instance storage and C5an.metal/C5adn.metal variants that come with C5a a soon will be available.