Amazon Instance Type Support

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Updated: August 31st, 2014

Engine Yard Cloud supports the Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance types listed below. Choose the instance type you need based upon your application requirements.

For your convenience, the available instance types are provided in a comparison table below. Please see Supported Storage Types regarding the instance storage.

Instance TypeInstance ModelvCPUECUMemory (RAM) in GBI/O PerformanceProcessor ArchitectureAvailable as ...
EBS Optimized?Dedicated Instances?
General Purpose (T2) Micro 1 variable 1 Low to Moderate 64-bit - Yes
General Purpose (T2) Small 1 variable 2 Low to Moderate 64-bit - Yes
General Purpose (T2) Medium 2 variable 4 Low to Moderate 64-bit - Yes
Memory Optimized (R3) Large 2 variable 15.25 Moderate 64-bit - Yes
Memory Optimized (R3) Extra Large 4 variable 30.5 Moderate 64-bit Yes Yes
Memory Optimized (R3) 2x Extra Large 8 variable 61 High 64-bit Yes Yes
Memory Optimized (R3) 4x Extra Large 16 variable 122 High 64-bit Yes Yes
Memory Optimized (R3) 8x Extra Large 32 variable 244 10 Gigabit 64-bit - Yes
General Purpose (M1) Small 1 1 1.7 Low 64-bit
(32-bit deprecated)
- -
General Purpose (M1) Medium 1 2 3.75 Moderate 64-bit
(32-bit deprecated)
- Yes
General Purpose (M1) Large 2 4 7.5 Moderate 64-bit Yes Yes
General Purpose (M1) Extra Large 4 8 15 High 64-bit Yes Yes
General Purpose (M3) Medium 1 3 3.75 Moderate 64-bit - Yes
General Purpose (M3) Large 2 6.5 7.5 Moderate 64-bit - Yes
General Purpose (M3) Extra Large 4 13 15 Moderate 64-bit Yes Yes
General Purpose (M3) 2x Extra Large 8 26 30 High 64-bit Yes Yes
Compute Optimized (C1) Medium 2 5 1.7 Moderate 64-bit
(32-bit deprecated)
- Yes
Compute Optimized (C1) Extra Large 8 20 7 High 64-bit Yes Yes
Compute Optimized (C3) Large 2 7 3.75 Moderate 64-bit - Yes
Compute Optimized (C3) Extra Large 4 14 7 High 64-bit Yes Yes
Compute Optimized (C3) 2x Extra Large 8 28 15 High 64-bit Yes Yes
Compute Optimized (C3) 4x Extra Large 16 55 30 High 64-bit Yes Yes
Compute Optimized (C3) 8x Extra Large 32 108 60 10 Gigabit 64-bit - Yes
Memory Optimized (M2) Extra Large 2 6.5 17.1 Moderate 64-bit - -
Memory Optimized (M2) 2x Extra Large 4 13 34.2 Moderate 64-bit Yes Yes
Memory Optimized (M2) 4x Extra Large 8 26 68.4 High 64-bit Yes Yes

More information

For more information about...See...
What is best on Engine Yard? For a more detailed discussion about choosing instances for your Engine Yard app, see About Instance Sizes.
Amazon EC2 instance types Amazon EC2 instance types
What is an Amazon EC2 compute unit (ECU)? What is ECU
What is an Amazon instance family? Amazon instance families
AWS previous generation instances / upgrade paths AWS previous generation instances

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