AWS EC2 instance timeline

A historical overview of instance releases

Source 
Format
Release
  • september 2021
    Accelerated Computing

    Release of instances: vt1.3xlarge, vt1.6xlarge, vt1.24xlarge

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  • august 2021
    General Purpose

    Release of instances: m6i.large, m6i.xlarge, m6i.2xlarge, m6i.4xlarge, m6i.8xlarge, m6i.12xlarge, m6i.16xlarge, m6i.24xlarge, m6i.32xlarge

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  • july 2021
    Accelerated Computing

    Release of instances: g4ad.xlarge, g4ad.2xlarge

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  • march 2021
    Memory Optimized

    Release of instances: x2gd.medium, x2gd.large, x2gd.xlarge, x2gd.2xlarge, x2gd.4xlarge, x2gd.8xlarge, x2gd.12xlarge, x2gd.16xlarge, x2gd.metal

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  • february 2021
    General Purpose

    Release of instances: m5dn.metal, m5n.metal

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    Memory Optimized

    Release of instances: r5dn.metal, r5n.metal

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  • december 2020
    Compute Optimized

    Release of instances: c6gn.medium, c6gn.large, c6gn.xlarge, c6gn.2xlarge, c6gn.4xlarge, c6gn.8xlarge, c6gn.12xlarge, c6gn.16xlarge

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    Accelerated Computing

    Release of instances: g4ad.4xlarge, g4ad.8xlarge, g4ad.16xlarge

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    General Purpose

    Release of instance: mac1.metal

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    Release of instances: m5zn.large, m5zn.xlarge, m5zn.2xlarge, m5zn.3xlarge, m5zn.6xlarge, m5zn.12xlarge, m5zn.metal

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    Storage Optimized

    Release of instances: d3.xlarge, d3.2xlarge, d3.4xlarge, d3.8xlarge

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    Release of instances: d3en.xlarge, d3en.2xlarge, d3en.4xlarge, d3en.6xlarge, d3en.8xlarge, d3en.12xlarge

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    Memory Optimized

    Release of instances: r5b.large, r5b.xlarge, r5b.2xlarge, r5b.4xlarge, r5b.8xlarge, r5b.12xlarge, r5b.16xlarge, r5b.24xlarge, r5b.metal

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  • november 2020
    Accelerated Computing

    Release of instance: p4d.24xlarge

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  • september 2020
    General Purpose

    Release of instances: t4g.nano, t4g.micro, t4g.small, t4g.medium, t4g.large, t4g.xlarge, t4g.2xlarge

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  • august 2020
    Compute Optimized

    Release of instances: c5ad.large, c5ad.xlarge, c5ad.2xlarge, c5ad.4xlarge, c5ad.8xlarge, c5ad.12xlarge, c5ad.16xlarge, c5ad.24xlarge

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  • july 2020
    General Purpose

    Release of instances: m6gd.medium, m6gd.large, m6gd.xlarge, m6gd.2xlarge, m6gd.4xlarge, m6gd.8xlarge, m6gd.12xlarge, m6gd.16xlarge, m6gd.metal

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    Compute Optimized

    Release of instances: c6gd.medium, c6gd.large, c6gd.xlarge, c6gd.2xlarge, c6gd.4xlarge, c6gd.8xlarge, c6gd.12xlarge, c6gd.16xlarge, c6gd.metal

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    Memory Optimized

    Release of instances: r6gd.medium, r6gd.large, r6gd.xlarge, r6gd.2xlarge, r6gd.4xlarge, r6gd.8xlarge, r6gd.12xlarge, r6gd.16xlarge, r6gd.metal

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  • june 2020
    Memory Optimized

    Release of instances: r6g.medium, r6g.large, r6g.xlarge, r6g.2xlarge, r6g.4xlarge, r6g.8xlarge, r6g.12xlarge, r6g.16xlarge, r6g.metal

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    Compute Optimized

    Release of instances: c6g.medium, c6g.large, c6g.xlarge, c6g.2xlarge, c6g.4xlarge, c6g.8xlarge, c6g.12xlarge, c6g.16xlarge, c6g.metal

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    Release of instances: c5a.large, c5a.xlarge, c5a.2xlarge, c5a.4xlarge, c5a.8xlarge, c5a.12xlarge, c5a.16xlarge, c5a.24xlarge

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    Accelerated Computing

    Release of instance: g4dn.metal

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  • may 2020
    General Purpose

    Release of instances: m6g.medium, m6g.large, m6g.xlarge, m6g.2xlarge, m6g.4xlarge, m6g.8xlarge, m6g.12xlarge, m6g.16xlarge, m6g.metal

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  • december 2019
    Accelerated Computing

    Release of instances: inf1.xlarge, inf1.2xlarge, inf1.6xlarge, inf1.24xlarge

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  • november 2019
    Compute Optimized

    Release of instances: c5d.12xlarge, c5d.24xlarge, c5d.metal

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  • october 2019
    Memory Optimized

    Release of instances: r5dn.large, r5dn.xlarge, r5dn.2xlarge, r5dn.4xlarge, r5dn.8xlarge, r5dn.12xlarge, r5dn.16xlarge, r5dn.24xlarge

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    Release of instances: r5n.large, r5n.xlarge, r5n.2xlarge, r5n.4xlarge, r5n.8xlarge, r5n.12xlarge, r5n.16xlarge, r5n.24xlarge

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    General Purpose

    Release of instances: m5dn.large, m5dn.xlarge, m5dn.2xlarge, m5dn.4xlarge, m5dn.8xlarge, m5dn.12xlarge, m5dn.16xlarge, m5dn.24xlarge

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    Release of instances: m5n.large, m5n.xlarge, m5n.2xlarge, m5n.4xlarge, m5n.8xlarge, m5n.12xlarge, m5n.16xlarge, m5n.24xlarge

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    Release of instance: a1.metal

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    Memory Optimized

    Release of instances: u-18tb1.metal, u-24tb1.metal

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  • september 2019
    Accelerated Computing

    Release of instances: g4dn.xlarge, g4dn.2xlarge, g4dn.4xlarge, g4dn.8xlarge, g4dn.12xlarge, g4dn.16xlarge

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  • august 2019
    Compute Optimized

    Release of instance: c5n.metal

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    Storage Optimized

    Release of instance: i3en.metal

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  • june 2019
    Memory Optimized

    Release of instances: r5.8xlarge, r5a.8xlarge, r5d.8xlarge, r5.16xlarge, r5a.16xlarge, r5d.16xlarge

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    General Purpose

    Release of instances: m5.8xlarge, m5a.8xlarge, m5d.8xlarge, m5.16xlarge, m5a.16xlarge, m5d.16xlarge

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    Compute Optimized

    Release of instances: c5.12xlarge, c5.24xlarge, c5.metal

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  • may 2019
    Storage Optimized

    Release of instances: i3en.large, i3en.xlarge, i3en.2xlarge, i3en.3xlarge, i3en.6xlarge, i3en.12xlarge, i3en.24xlarge

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  • april 2019
    General Purpose

    Release of instances: t3a.nano, t3a.micro, t3a.small, t3a.medium, t3a.large, t3a.xlarge, t3a.2xlarge

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  • march 2019
    Memory Optimized

    Release of instances: r5ad.large, r5ad.xlarge, r5ad.2xlarge, r5ad.4xlarge, r5ad.12xlarge, r5ad.24xlarge

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    General Purpose

    Release of instances: m5ad.large, m5ad.xlarge, m5ad.2xlarge, m5ad.4xlarge, m5ad.12xlarge, m5ad.24xlarge

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  • february 2019
    Memory Optimized

    Release of instance: z1d.metal

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    Release of instances: r5.metal, r5d.metal

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    General Purpose

    Release of instances: m5.metal, m5d.metal

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  • december 2018
    Accelerated Computing

    Release of instance: p3dn.24xlarge

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  • november 2018
    Compute Optimized

    Release of instances: c5n.large, c5n.xlarge, c5n.2xlarge, c5n.4xlarge, c5n.9xlarge, c5n.18xlarge

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    General Purpose

    Release of instances: a1.medium, a1.large, a1.xlarge, a1.2xlarge, a1.4xlarge

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    Release of instances: m5a.large, m5a.xlarge, m5a.2xlarge, m5a.4xlarge, m5a.12xlarge, m5a.24xlarge

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    Memory Optimized

    Release of instances: r5a.large, r5a.xlarge, r5a.2xlarge, r5a.4xlarge, r5a.12xlarge, r5a.24xlarge

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  • october 2018
    Accelerated Computing

    Release of instance: g3s.xlarge

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  • september 2018
    Memory Optimized

    Release of instances: u-6tb1.metal, u-9tb1.metal, u-12tb1.metal

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    Accelererated Computing

    Release of instance: f1.4xlarge

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  • august 2018
    General Purpose

    Release of instances: t3.nano, t3.micro, t3.small, t3.medium, t3.large, t3.xlarge, t3.2xlarge

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  • july 2018
    Memory Optimized

    Release of instances: z1d.large, z1d.xlarge, z1d.2xlarge, z1d.3xlarge, z1d.6xlarge, z1d.12xlarge

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    Release of instances: r5d.large, r5d.xlarge, r5d.2xlarge, r5d.4xlarge, r5d.12xlarge, r5d.24xlarge

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    Release of instances: r5.large, r5.xlarge, r5.2xlarge, r5.4xlarge, r5.12xlarge, r5.24xlarge

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  • june 2018
    General Purpose

    Release of instances: m5d.large, m5d.xlarge, m5d.2xlarge, m5d.4xlarge, m5d.12xlarge, m5d.24xlarge

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  • may 2018
    Compute Optimized

    Release of instances: c5d.large, c5d.xlarge, c5d.2xlarge, c5d.4xlarge, c5d.9xlarge, c5d.18xlarge

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  • november 2017
    Compute Optimized

    Release of instances: c5.large, c5.xlarge, c5.2xlarge, c5.4xlarge, c5.9xlarge, c5.18xlarge

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    General Purpose

    Release of instances: m5.large, m5.xlarge, m5.2xlarge, m5.4xlarge, m5.12xlarge, m5.24xlarge

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    Storage Optimized

    Release of instance: i3.metal

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    Release of instances: h1.2xlarge, h1.4xlarge, h1.8xlarge, h1.16xlarge

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    Memory Optimized

    Release of instances: x1e.xlarge, x1e.2xlarge, x1e.4xlarge, x1e.8xlarge, x1e.16xlarge

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  • october 2017
    Accelerated Computing

    Release of instances: p3.2xlarge, p3.8xlarge, p3.16xlarge

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  • september 2017
    Memory Optimized

    Release of instance: x1e.32xlarge

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  • july 2017
    Accelerated Computing

    Release of instances: g3.4xlarge, g3.8xlarge, g3.16xlarge

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  • november 2016
    General Purpose

    Release of instances: t2.xlarge, t2.2xlarge

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    Memory Optimized

    Release of instances: r4.large, r4.xlarge, r4.2xlarge, r4.4xlarge, r4.8xlarge, r4.16xlarge

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    Storage Optimized

    Release of instances: i3.large, i3.xlarge, i3.2xlarge, i3.4xlarge, i3.8xlarge, i3.16xlarge

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    Accelerated Computing

    Release of instances: f1.2xlarge, f1.16xlarge

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  • october 2016
    Memory Optimized

    Release of instance: x1.16xlarge

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  • september 2016
    Accelerated Computing

    Release of instances: p2.xlarge, p2.8xlarge, p2.16xlarge

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    General Purpose

    Release of instance: m4.16xlarge

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  • may 2016
    Memory Optimized

    Release of instance: x1.32xlarge

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  • december 2015
    General Purpose

    Release of instance: t2.nano

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  • june 2015
    General Purpose

    Release of instance: t2.large

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    Release of instances: m4.large, m4.xlarge, m4.2xlarge, m4.4xlarge, m4.10xlarge

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  • april 2015
    GPU Optimized

    Release of instance: g2.8xlarge

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  • march 2015
    Storage Optimized

    Release of instances: d2.xlarge, d2.2xlarge, d2.4xlarge, d2.8xlarge

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  • january 2015
    Compute Optimized

    Release of instances: c4.large, c4.xlarge, c4.2xlarge, c4.4xlarge, c4.8xlarge

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  • july 2014
    General Purpose

    Release of instances: t2.micro, t2.small, t2.medium

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  • april 2014
    General Purpose

    Release of instances: r3.large, r3.xlarge, r3.2xlarge, r3.4xlarge, r3.8xlarge

    Previous generation
  • january 2014
    General Purpose

    Release of instances: m3.medium, m3.large

    Previous generation
  • december 2013
    Storage Optimized

    Release of instances: i2.xlarge, i2.2xlarge, i2.4xlarge, i2.8xlarge

    Previous generation
  • november 2013
    Compute Optimized

    Release of instances: c3.large, c3.xlarge, c3.2xlarge, c3.4xlarge, c3.8xlarge

    Previous generation
    GPU Optimized

    Release of instance: g2.2xlarge

    Previous generation
  • january 2013
    Memory Optimized

    Release of instance: cr1.8xlarge

    Previous generation
  • december 2012
    Storage Optimized

    Release of instance: hs1.8xlarge

    Previous generation
  • october 2012
    General Purpose

    Release of instances: m3.xlarge, m3.2xlarge

    Previous generation
  • july 2012
    High I/O

    Release of instance: hi1.4xlarge

    Previous generation
  • march 2012
    General Purpose

    Release of instance: m1.medium

    Previous generation
  • November 2011
    Compute Optimized

    Release of instance: cc2.8xlarge

    Previous generation
  • november 2010
    Cluster GPU

    Release of instance: cg1.4xlarge

    Previous generation
  • september 2010
    General Purpose

    Release of instance: t1.micro

    Previous generation
  • july 2010
    Cluster Compute

    Release of instance: cc1.4xlarge

    Previous generation
  • february 2010
    Memory Optimized

    Release of instance: m2.xlarge

    Previous generation
  • october 2009
    Memory Optimized

    Release of instances: m2.2xlarge, m2.4xlarge

    Previous generation
  • may 2008
    Compute Optimized

    Release of instances: c1.medium, c1.xlarge

    Previous generation
  • october 2007
    General Purpose

    Release of instances: m1.large, m1.xlarge

    Previous generation
  • august 2006
    General Purpose

    Release of instance: m1.small

    Previous generation