Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Amazon EC2 News Links

The Amazon Web Services are always evolving, with new instance types being introduced in EC2, pricing models being changed, ... The last couple of weeks some announcements were made:
  • A Free Usage Tier for AWS is introduced: which means that since 1 November 2010 new customers get a certain amount of free services e.g. 750 hours of Micro Linux instances on EC2. More information can be found on the official website.
  • The Amazon S3 prices got an update: in general they decreased and a 1TB tier was added and the 50-100TB tier was removed. The new prices can be consulted on the official website. To conclude this little news post I quote TechCrunch: "Amazon is continuing to drive down the developer costs for storing existing data, emphasizing the advantages of using cloud computing versus a fixed hard drive for storage."
An updated version of my Excel worksheet can be downloaded here.

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