AWS EC2 instances based on AMD EPYC reviewed

Some days ago AMD announced that with AWS one more cloud provider is adopting its server processor line AMD EPYC. Those AMD based processors are custom built for AWS, based on the EPYC 7000 series and clocked at 2.5 GHz. They will be used throughout the EC2 product line for general purpose and memory optimized instances. I was eager to know how those new instances compare to existing Intel based EC2 instances: it's benchmark time!

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Is Amazon Lightsail worth it?

In November of 2016 AWS launched its sub-brand Amazon Lightsail to target the ever growing market that DigitalOcean, Linode and co. made popular. While AWS launched Lightsail as a complete seperate website back then, they recently decided to integrate it in the regular AWS website and after DigitalOcean and Linode ...

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