New AWS EC2 Instances on Apple’s Mac M1: 5 Key Features

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Marc Haranas

From hourly pricing to key Apple workloads targeted, here are five big features and things to know about the new Amazon EC2 M1: Mac2 Mac instance.





The New Mac2: Cost, Key Workloads, and Pricing Performance

Amazon Web Services has launched its new Amazon EC2 M1 Mac instances that enable customers to run on-demand macOS workloads in the cloud for the first time, extending the flexibility, scalability, and pricing benefits of AWS to all Apple developers.

“The wait is over,” said Sebastien Stormacq, lead developer advocate for AWS in a blog post today. “I am pleased to announce the general availability of Mac EC2 M1 instances.”

First announced at AWS re:Invent 2021, the Amazon EC2 M1 Mac, known as Mac2, aims to enable developers to create Apple products such as the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV to create much faster.

The new Mac2 instances are dedicated to Apple’s Mac mini computers, allowing the Mac mini to appear and behave like another EC2 instance.

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AWS Red-Hot EC2 Innovation Engine

The Seattle-based global cloud computing market leader has already launched a slew of new products and tools in 2022 to better enable developers, technologists, channel partners and customers to utilize the ever-growing portfolio of offerings from AWS.

In May, AWS launched general availability of its Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) C7g instances powered by AWS-designed Graviton3 processors. AWS also recently unveiled Amazon EC2 Hpc6a instances, a new instance specifically designed for tightly coupled high-performance computing (HPC) workloads.

AWS’ innovation engine helps drive double-digit sales for the company.

For its recent fiscal first quarter, AWS generated sales of $18.4 billion, representing a 37% increase in year-over-year growth.

AWS is now operating at a $74 billion annualized revenue rate with no major hurdles ahead to slow its growth.

From the cost of new instances to key workloads, CRN breaks down the top five features of the new Mac2 that developers, channel partners, and customers need to know about.

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Marc Haranas

Mark Haranas is an associate editor and longtime reporter now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS, and channel partners at CRN. He interviews world-renowned CEOs and IT experts, covers breaking news and live events while managing several CRN reporters. He can be contacted at [email protected]


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