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Meet the family of AWS EC2 instance types


AWS EBS pairs with networking-focused M4 instance

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AWS introduced the M4 instance type in June 2015. These instances boast up to four times the packet rate of instances that lack enhanced networking; M4 instances are attached to Elastic Block Store (AWS EBS). The instances feature a dedicated network capacity for I/O functionality and regulated latency levels. In addition to the release of the M4 family, AWS reduced the cost of M3 and C4 instances by 5% in half of its regions.

The M4 instance is ideal for applications that implement numerous processes to achieve high consistency levels.

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