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The Overview of Alibaba Cloud ECS Instance Types

This article describes the definition of Alibaba Cloud ECS Instance and its various ECS Instance Type Families.

What is ECS Instance

An ECS instance is a virtual machine that contains basic computing components such as the vCPU, memory, operating system, network, and disk. You can fully customize and modify all configurations of an ECS instance. After you log on to the Alibaba Cloud Management console, you can manage resources and configure the environment of your ECS instances.

ECS Instance Type Families

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General purpose instance families

  • Recommended instance families

g6se, storage enhanced instance family
g6a, general purpose instance family
g6t, security-enhanced general purpose instance family
g6e, general purpose instance family with enhanced performance
g6, general purpose instance family
g5, general purpose instance family
g5ne, network enhanced instance family

  • Other available instance families

sn2ne, general purpose instance family with enhanced network performance

For a detailed explanation, please visit: https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/doc-detail/108490.htm

Compute optimized instance families

  • Recommended instance families

c6a, compute optimized instance family
c6t, security-enhanced compute optimized instance family
c6e, compute optimized instance family with enhanced performance
c6, compute optimized instance family
c5, compute optimized instance family
ic5, compute intensive instance family

  • Other available instance families

sn1ne, compute optimized instance family with enhanced network performance

For a detailed explanation, please visit: https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/doc-detail/108491.htm

Memory optimized instance families

  • Recommended instance families

re6p, persistent memory optimized instance family
r6a, memory optimized instance family
r6e, memory optimized instance family with enhanced performance
r6, memory optimized instance family
re6, memory optimized instance family with enhanced performance
r5, memory optimized instance family

  • Other available instance families

re4, memory optimized instance family with enhanced performance
re4e, memory optimized instance family with enhanced performance
se1ne, memory optimized instance family with enhanced network performance
se1, memory optimized instance family

For a detailed explanation, please visit: https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/doc-detail/108492.htm

Big data instance types

  • Recommended instance families

d2c, compute intensive big data instance family
d2s, storage intensive big data instance family
d1ne, big data instance family with enhanced network performance

  • Other available instance families

d1, big data instance family

For a detailed explanation, please visit: https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/doc-detail/108493.htm

Instance types with local SSDs

  • Recommended instance families

i3, instance family with local SSDs
i2, instance family with local SSDs
i2g, instance family with local SSDs
i2ne, instance family with local SSDs
i2gne, instance family with local SSDs

  • Other available instance families

i1, instance family with local SSDs

For a detailed explanation, please visit: https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/doc-detail/108494.htm

Instance families with high clock speeds

  • Recommended instance families

hfc7, compute optimized instance family with high clock speed
hfc6, compute optimized instance family with high clock speed
hfg7, general purpose instance family with high clock speed
hfg6, general purpose instance family with high clock speed
hfr7, memory optimized instance family with high clock speed
hfr6, memory optimized instance family with high clock speed

  • Other available instance families

hfc5, compute optimized instance family with high clock speed
hfg5, general purpose instance family with high clock speed

For a detailed explanation, please visit: https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/doc-detail/108495.htm

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An ECS Instance is a virtual machine consisting of some essential computing units, like vCPU, memory operating system, network, and disk. It is an elastic and horizontally scalable service developed independently by Alibaba Cloud that is based on upcoming virtualization techniques. The Alibaba Cloud ECS Bare Metal Instance provides similar computing functions as traditional servers with physical isolation along with elasticity, better performance, and extensive features for physical servers. These instances with advanced virtualization abilities support standard elastic compute services and nested virtualization, which helps you maintain the elasticity of common ECS while providing similar solutions as physical servers. The UI of the Alibaba Cloud Management Console is very simple. You can easily customize, manage, and configure the environment of the ECS Instance for your requirements.

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