Starting today, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) R6i instances are available in AWS Region Asia Pacific (Osaka), Middle East (Bahrain), and Africa (Cape Town). R6i instances are powered by 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz. These instances come with always-on memory encryption using Intel Total Memory Encryption (TME) and are built on AWS Nitro System. The AWS Nitro System is a collection of AWS designed hardware and software innovations that enables the delivery of efficient, flexible, and secure cloud services with isolated multi-tenancy, private networking, and fast local storage. R6i instances are SAP Certified and are built for workloads such as SQL and NoSQL databases, distributed web scale in-memory caches (Memcached and Redis), in-memory databases (SAP HANA), and real time big data analytics (Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark clusters).