Amazon EC2 M5d instances deliver M5 instances backed by NVMe-based SSD block level instance storage physically connected to the host server. M5d instances are ideal for workloads that require a balance of compute and memory resources along with high-speed, low latency local block storage including data logging and media processing. M5d will be beneficial for applications including those that need temporary storage of data for scratch space, temporary files, and caches. With the option of NVMe-based SSD instance storage, M5 customers now have additional storage choices for their general-purpose workloads.