When Amazon EC2 launched in 2006 there was a single instance size: m1.small. Over the past eleven years EC2 has evolved to provide an extensive selection of compute resources to customers including specialized resources such as NVMe SSDs, GPUs, and FPGAs. Under the hood, the servers used to host EC2 instances have transformed from off the shelf designs running virtualization software on the host CPUs to purpose built servers with AWS network and storage components implemented in hardware. Now we are happy to announce a new category of EC2 instances: Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances. These instances provide customers access to the physical compute resources of the host processors along with the security, scale, and services of EC2. This session will provide an overview of Bare Metal instances, how VMware used EC2 Bare Metal instances to build VMware Cloud on AWS, and other customer use cases for this new EC2 capability.
Publisher: Amazon Web Services
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