Friday, July 4, 2014

Will AWS T2 Replace 30 Percent of Instances? Not So Fast

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Yesterday AWS announced a new T2 family of instances. The T2 family comes in three sizes: micro (1 vCPU, 1GB RAM), small (1 vCPU, 2GB RAM), and medium (2 vCPU 4 GB RAM). These new instance types are the next generation for the heavily used t1.micro instances and they should also be viewed as a potential replacement for m1.small. In fact, AWS is now labeling m1.small as a “previous generation” instance type.

Based on an analysis of AWS instances chosen by RightScale users, m1.small is the most used instance type (19 percent), followed by m1.large (15 percent), and t1.micro (10 percent). As a result, this change impacts almost 30 percent of the fleet of currently running instances.

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