We've added a new EC2 instance type to our repertoire. It is called the High Memory Extra Large (m2.xlarge) and has the following specs:
- 17.1 GB of RAM.
- 420 GB of local storage.
- 64-bit platform.
- 6.5 ECU (EC2 Compute Units), 2 virtual cores each with 3.25 ECU.
You can leverage this new instance type as a lower cost option if you are already using Standard Extra Large instances. The new instance type is available now in all of the EC2 Regions (US-East, US-West, and EU).