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Applications such as low traffic web servers, blogs, small databases, dev/test servers, microservices, repository hosting, etc.

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Virtual machines with a healthy balance of memory and dedicated compute hyper-threads from best-in-class processors.

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Compute-optimized virtual machines with dedicated hyper-threads from best-in-class Intel CPUs for workloads that rely on CPU more than RAM.

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CPU-intensive applications like CI/CD, video encoding, machine learning, ad serving, batch processing, and active front-end web servers.

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