Amazon Web Services (AWS) is set up to make it easier to migrate their workloads to Graviton processors with a new initiative.
AWS Graviton is an AWS custom processor based on the Arm64 architecture, and supported by popular Linux operating systems such as Amazon Linux 2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu.
The new initiative, called AWS Gravitation Fast Start, will cover a variety of the tech giant’s managed services including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), AWS Lambda, AWS Fargate and Amazon Aurora.
AWS Gravitation Quick Start
Users will get step-by-step instructions on how to move workloads to these different managed services.
AWS says that for most customers, the migration process should require minimal code changes – however, this can change depending on factors such as the company’s software development environment and the technology suite on which the application is built.
This isn’t the first time Amazon has taken steps to convince users to switch to Graviton — with Graviton Challenge (Opens in a new tab) Offer “prizes and trophies” to users who were able to successfully post their projects in exchange for an invite on social media.
Amazon is steadily introducing new iterations of its Graviton processors, the latest being the Graviton3.
Amazon claims that its Graviton3 processors can deliver up to 25% higher performance, 2x higher floating point performance, and 50% faster memory access—based on DDR5 memory technology—than the Graviton2 processors.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) (Opens in a new tab) C7g instances, are the first instances to be run by the latest generation of AWS chip, now generally available.
I checked the program by title over here (Opens in a new tab) To sweeten the deal, Amazon also offers a file Graviton-based T4g Instances Free Trial (Opens in a new tab) For up to 750 hours per month until December 31, 2022.
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