Today we are launching EC2 instances powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton Processors. Built around Arm cores and making extensive use of custom-built silicon, the A1 instances are optimized for performance and cost. They are a great fit for scale-out workloads where you can share the load across a group of smaller instances. This includes containerized microservices, web servers, development environments, and caching fleets.
Interesting to see Amazon design its own ARM core specifically for its own product.
Amazon does its own server hardware, as does google and facebook. It kind of makes sense for their scale to be able to get ROI on custom cpu development.
Apple would as well, if they were any good at servers or cloud services.