Community Blog Alibaba Cloud Releases Memory Enhanced 6th Gen ECS Instances

Alibaba Cloud Releases Memory Enhanced 6th Gen ECS Instances

Alibaba Cloud has just released the memory enhanced 6th generation ECS instances, a new memory-optimized instance family, improving performance by 30%.

By Alibaba Cloud ECS

On May 7, Alibaba Cloud, the largest cloud computing vendor in China, released the memory enhanced 6th generation ECS (re6), a new generation of memory-optimized instance family. This new instance family offers an ultrahigh CPU-to-memory ratio of 1:15, and is suitable for memory-intensive databases such as SAP HANA and Redis. Memory enhanced 6th generation ECS (re6) fully uses Alibaba's technological advantages to help enterprises migrate services to the cloud and complete digital transformation.

It uses the latest Intel Cascade Lake processor with a clock speed of 2.5 GHz and a Turbo Boost speed of 3.2 GHz, improving performance by more than 30% over the previous generation.


Full migration to the cloud has become a trend, and more and more enterprise users choose to deploy their systems on the cloud. An increasing number of services, from test systems to production systems, from edge services to core services, are being migrated to cloud computing. As the "new infrastructure" of the digital economy, the cloud computing service of Alibaba Cloud—Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS)—is rapidly evolving to benefit more and more enterprises.

Ultra Large Per-core Memory Capacity: Memory-optimized Instances Are the Best Choice for SAP HANA Users to Implement Cloud Deployment

SAP HANA is a high-performance real-time data computing platform that is based on memory computing technologies. SAP HANA integrates online analytical processing (OLAP) and online transaction processing (OLTP) capabilities into a single memory computing database. By doing so, it eliminates disk storage bottlenecks and provides unprecedented high performance.

Memory enhanced 6th generation ECS is an enterprise-level instance product tailored for SAP HANA users, and offers a total memory capacity of up to 3 TiB. It meets the requirements of most enterprise users. Backed by the scale and elasticity advantage of cloud computing, it far surpasses offline servers in terms of stability. Moreover, Alibaba Cloud's memory enhanced 6th generation ECS instance family will soon pass all SAP HANA certifications. It supports flexible billing models, such as subscription and reserved instances (RI). Alibaba Cloud provides users with comfortable purchase experience, and strong support for stable and efficient operation of users' services.

Higher Cost-effectiveness: Alibaba Cloud Technologies Make Cloud Deployment Easier for Enterprises

The new generation of memory-optimized instances, memory enhanced 6th generation ECS uses the latest Intel Cascade Lake processors. In comparison with the re4 instance family, memory enhanced 6th generation ECS offers significantly higher computing capacity, 69% higher memory bandwidth, 28% lower latency, and comes at a much lower price. It leverages Alibaba Cloud's technologies to reduce enterprises' cloud deployment costs.


To learn more about Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS), visit https://www.alibabacloud.com/product/ecs.

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