AWS Announces the Launch of X1 Instances for EC2

The newly launched X1 instances offer 2 TB of memory and high performing Intel processors that is more than any of the other SAP certified cloud instance available today.

amazon intel x1  Amazon Web Service announces the launch of X1 instances for Amazon EC2. These memory optimized instances will support the large scale in memory database, process big data and HPC. AWS is providing the most comprehensive collection of instances.

The X1 instances have 2 TB of memory and they are powered by four 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon E7 8880 v3 processors delivering 128 vCPUs. The X1 instances also offer up to 10 GB per second of dedicated bandwidth to Amazon Elastic Block Store that the team believes is well matched to hold up large-scale in-memory databases, big data processing, and high performance computing.

“Amazon EC2 provides the most comprehensive selection of instances, offering customers, by far, the deepest compute functionality to support virtually any workload,” said Matt Garman, Vice President, Amazon EC2.

He further said “With 2 TB of memory – 8 times the memory of any other available Amazon EC2 instance, and more memory than any SAP-certified cloud instance available today – X1 instances change the game for SAP workloads in the cloud. Now, for the first time, customers can run their most memory-intensive applications at scale with the elasticity, flexibility, and reliability of the AWS Cloud, rather than having to battle the complexity, cost, and lack of alertness or on-premises solutions.”

The X1 instances have been certified by SAP for manufacturing workloads. They meet the recital bar for SAP OLAP and OLTP workloads backed by SAP HANA.

It is easy to migrate the on-premises deployments to AWS and also start fresh. Both ways, it can run S/4HANA, SAP’s next-generation Business Suite, as well as earlier versions.

Many AWS clients are presently running HANA in scale-out fashion across multiple R3 instances. Many of these workloads can now be run on a single X1 instance. This design will be simpler to set up and less costly to run. The updated of the SAP HANA Quick Start will offer the clients with more information about their configuration options.

The AWS clients, across almost every industry and layout, are using SAP applications on the AWS Cloud and experiencing the suppleness, scalability, safety, and cost savings of the world’s most complete cloud platform for their business applications.

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