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AWS Tiny T2.Nano Instances Go Live

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Burstable AWS Nano instances join fleet of t2.micro, t2.small, and t2.medium instances

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched its new t2.nano instances, first announced at this year’s re:Invent conference in Las Vegas.


The t2.nano instances, like their namesake, are smaller than AWS’ t2.micro, t2.small, t2.medium, and t2.large instances and are destined for use on low-traffic websites and to run microservices.

“There are also plenty of ways to use these instances in training and educational settings,” said AWS’ top evangelist Jeff Barr.

Each nano instance has 512 MiB of memory and 1 vCPU, ready for either 32 of 64 bit operating systems and applications.

“This is a powerful starter system that can easily scale to handle more traffic or to host a more complex site or application,” said Barr.

“Over time, you can expand to make use of other AWS services.”

A full pricing spec sheet can be found here.

The t2.nano instance joins the t2.micro, t2.small, and t2.medium instances announced in 2014. “The t2.nano will provide that little bit of processing power, along with bursting capabilities similar to those of its larger siblings,” said AWS.