Flexible Engine Elastic Cloud Server introduces new C6 instances for dedicated computing use cases

Elastic Cloud Server (ECS) is Flexible Engine’s virtual machine service based on Openstack which offers a wide choice of flavors designed to run your workloads on highly performant instances at the best price.

ECS has received the following updates:

Elastic Cloud Server is updated with a new S6 instance series in Paris region for general-purpose use cases. It provides a balance of computing, memory, and network resources and a baseline level of vCPU performance with the ability to burst above the baseline. These ECSs are suitable for many applications, such as web servers, enterprise development, and small to medium-performance databases. 

S6 ECSs use the second-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (Cascade Lake Xeon Gold 6278 clocked at 2.6 GHz) and new smart Network Interface Cards at 25 Gbps per port.

This new ECS type is available in 9 different flavors, with a vCPU number/RAM GB ratio ranging from 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4.

Flavor Name

CPU

Memory 

Maximum/Assured Bandwidth (Gbit/s)

Maximum PPS (10,000)

NIC Multi-Queue

c6.large.2

2

4

4/1.2

40

2

c6.xlarge.2

4

8

8/2.4

80

2

c6.2xlarge.2

8

16

15/4.5

150

4

c6.3xlarge.2

12

24

17/7

200

4

c6.4xlarge.2

16

32

20/9

280

8

c6.6xlarge.2

24

48

25/14

400

8

c6.8xlarge.2

32

64

30/18

550

16

c6.16xlarge.2

64

128

40/36

1000

32

c6.large.4

2

8

4/1.2

40

2

c6.xlarge.4

4

16

8/2.4

80

2

c6.2xlarge.4

8

32

15/4.5

150

4

c6.3xlarge.4

12

48

17/7

200

4

c6.4xlarge.4

16

64

20/9

280

8

c6.6xlarge.4

24

96

25/14

400

8

c6.8xlarge.4

32

128

30/18

550

16

c6.16xlarge.4

64

256

40/36

1000

32

Availability

C6 is generally available. It is now launched in eu-west-0 region (Paris) and eu-west-1 region (Amsterdam).

Benefits

C6 series offers an average of 38% better compute price performance over C3 and 83% over CC3 for instances up to 32 vCPU.

C6 instances has increased performances for the same amount of vCPU and RAM over C3 and CC3:

  • on the network, with higher maximum throughput, guaranteed bandwidth and PPS
  • on the computing, with an average 78% higher performances measured with the Phoronix Test Suite from OpenBenchmarking.org 

Use Cases

C6 flavors are suited for Websites and web applications, generalized databases and cache servers, and medium- and heavy-load enterprise applications with strict requirements on computing and network performance.

Limitations

C6 has a maximum number of vCPU of 64 and 256 GiB of RAM.

Console / API and Resources

As all other instance flavors, the new C6 series is available through the console and API. 

More information on ECS dedicated computing instances is available here  

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