Use instance types with the least impact - Sustainability Pillar

Use instance types with the least impact

Continually monitor the release of new instance types and take advantage of energy efficiency improvements, including those instance types designed to support specific workloads such as machine learning training and inference, and video transcoding.


  • Use the most efficient instance type compatible with your workload.

  • Modify your workload to work with different numbers of CPUs and different amounts of memory to maximize your choice of instance type.

  • Migrate your workload to Regions that offer instances with the least sustainability impact and that meet your SLAs.

  • Use burstable instances to support workloads with infrequent requirements for additional capacity.

  • Use spot instances for stateless and fault-tolerant workloads to increase overall utilization of the Cloud and reduce the sustainability impact of unused resources.