Today, Amazon announces the immediate availability of the new C4 compute-optimized instance type. This new instance type is the highest-performing, compute-based instance type in the EC2 family.
Based on today’s information, it is about $0.01 more expensive than the C3 compute-optimized instance types, but they appear to be EBS-only. So that means that there are no on-board instance storage available (yet).
At AWS re:Invent 2014, Amazon did a joint announcement with Intel about these new instance types. The CPU for the C4 instance types are custom designed specifically for Amazon EC2.
Full information about this new instance type can be found on Amazon’s blog.
Skeddly fully supports this new instance type today.