Flexible Engine Elastic Cloud Server introduces new S6 instance series in Paris region for general-purpose 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.

CPU/MEM ratio

Flavor Name

CPU

Memory 

Maximum/Assured Bandwidth (Gbit/s)

Maximum PPS (10,000)

NIC Multi-Queue

1:1

s6.small.1

1

1

0.8/0.15

10

1

1:2

s6.medium.2

1

2

0.8/0.15

10

1

1:2

s6.large.2

2

4

1.5/0.3

15

1

1:2

s6.xlarge.2

4

8

2/0.5

25

1

1:2

s6.2xlarge.2

8

16

3/1

50

2

1:4

s6.medium.4

1

4

0.8/0.15

10

1

1:4

s6.large.4

2

8

1.5/0.3

15

1

1:4

s6.xlarge.4

4

16

2/0.5

25

1

1:4

s6.2xlarge.4

8

32

3/1

50

2

Availability    

S6 is available in the Paris region.

The s6 series is now available in all FE regions enabling for example, automated disaster recovery use cases. 

Benefits

S6 series offers an average of 31% better compute price performance over S3 and up to 45% for small and medium instances. 

S6 instances has increased performance, for the same amount of vCPU and RAM, over S3:

  • on the network, with higher maximum throughput, guaranteed bandwidth and PPS (see table above)
  • on the computing, with an average 50% higher performances measured with the Phoronix Test Suite from Openbenchmarking.org

Existing customers running ECS S3 series instances could be interested in migrating easily to S6 using the “modify specification” feature accessible through the console. This feature can transform an S3 instance into an s6.

Use Cases          

S6 flavors are suited for Enterprise website deployment, enterprise office environment setup, enterprise R&D and testing activities, light-load web servers, R&D and testing environments, and low- and medium-performance databases.

Limitations

S6 maximum number of vCPU is 8.

Console / API and Resources

As all other instance flavors, the new S6 series is available through the console and API. 

More information on ECS general-purpose instance types is available here  

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