AWS’ new C5 instances pack a lot of processing power, and more

MARIA DEUTSCHER | November 7, 2017

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Amazon Web Services Inc. has made another addition to its infrastructure-as-a-service portfolio less than two weeks after the last major upgrade. The cloud giant on Monday afternoon launched the C5 instance family, which is geared toward computationally intensive workloads such as batch analytics and video encoding. AWS said the series is 25 percent more cost-efficient than the older C4 machines that formed the centerpiece of AWS’s high-performance infrastructure lineup until now. For some applications, AWS Vice President Matt Garman said, the price-performance gain can top 50 percent.

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