EC2 Network Performance of t3
AWS introduced the
t3 instance type in August. Time to update the EC2 Network Performance Cheat Sheet. The following table shows the network capabilities of
t3 instances. Compared to the last generation
t2 there is no difference in the baseline throughput. However, the burst throughput is more than 5 times higher compared to
t2 instance types.
|INSTANCE TYPE||Baseline (Gbit/s)||Burst (Gbit/s)|
Looking for other instance types? See EC2 Network Performance Cheat Sheet.
I have run the network performance benchmark in
us-east-1 on September 25th, 2018 using
iperf3. Each benchmark run took 60 minutes, and a data point was recorded every minute. A fresh
c5.18xlarge was used as the counterparty for the network benchmark of each instance type. I have published the source code of the network benchmark at widdix/ec2-network-benchmark.
The data analysis in the table shows the burst and baseline throughput of each instance type. The burst throughput is defined as the 95th percentile, which means the throughput was at least reached for 3 minutes. The baseline throughput is defined as the 10th percentile, which means the throughput was reached at least for 54 minutes. The raw data is available as Google Spreadsheet.
Please note, that the network benchmark was just a random sample and does not claim to be 100% accurate. Therefore, you should treat the EC2 Network Performance Cheat Sheet as the first guide when choosing an instance type based on your network throughput needs. If network throughput is critical to your infrastructure, you should run network benchmarks yourself to verify my results.