4XL and 10XL Amazon M4 Cloud Instances are now available

by Saad Durrani  September 23, 2015

At Cloudways, we are moving fast every moment. We believe the only way to survive in this cut-throat industry is by welcoming innovations on a regular basis.

In July, our infrastructure partner Amazon Web Service announced the availability of M4 instances, the new generation of Intel Xeon (Haswell) processors based cloud instances. The use of latest processors makes Amazon the most powerful cloud infrastructure provider till yet.



Since July, we have been testing this new generation of instances for our Cloud Platform. After many trial runs, we have successfully implemented the M4 family inside Cloudways. Now, every new cloud server launch via Amazon Web Services on Cloudways is from the M4 family.

Why M4?

Good question! Well, due to a new generation of Intel Xeon processors, the computing power of these servers have increased significantly. This means requests are processed in a mere micro-moment. Furthermore, M4 comes with 4XL (16 vCPU, 64GB RAM) and 10XL (40 vCPU, 160GB RAM). These new virtual machines are herculean in their computing nature. These are made to handle very busy websites or robust big data apps.

Amazon is slowly rolling out these instances in its datacenter. For now, M4 instances are available in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo).

Is your cloud server on M4?

Well, if you launched a managed AWS cloud server on September 11, you will get an M4 instance. Servers before September 11 are on the M3 family. If you have an M3 instance and you want to harness the power of M4, you can either scale (or clone) your server. The renewed cloud instance will belong to M4 family.

For more information, please check our Pricing page. Lastly, if you have any suggestions for Cloudways, jot them down on our Feedback page and who knows it might get implemented soon.

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About Saad Durrani

Saad is the Senior Editor at Cloudways – A Managed Cloud Hosting Platform. He is a technology enthusiast who loves to blog about emerging technologies and trends. When he is not blogging, he goes to the beach to find inspiration for his fictional stories.

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