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Amazon Web Services Announces Availability of X1 Instances for Amazon EC2

New memory-optimized instance family features 2 TB of memory and high-performing Intel processors to support large-scale in-memory databases, big data processing, and HPC

X1 instances offer more memory than any other SAP-certified cloud instance available today

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2016-- Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced the availability of X1 instances, a new Memory Optimized instance for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). X1 instances have 2 TB of memory – the most memory available in any SAP-certified cloud instance available today. Powered by four 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon E7 8880 v3 (Haswell) processors delivering 128 vCPUs, X1 instances also offer up to 10 Gb per second of dedicated bandwidth to Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), making them ideal for running in-memory databases like SAP HANA, big data processing engines like Apache Spark or Presto, and high performance computing (HPC) workloads. X1 instances are certified and available for SAP S/4HANA, SAP Business Suite on HANA (SoH), and SAP Business Warehouse on HANA (BWoH). To get started with X

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