Posted On: Apr 5, 2012

We are excited to announce the availability of Reserved Cache Nodes for Amazon ElastiCache. This allows you to save up to 70% over On Demand prices while adding an in-memory cache to your application architecture in a matter of minutes.

Amazon ElastiCache improves the performance of your web applications by retrieving data from a fast, in-memory cache instead of relying entirely on disk-based storage. Unlike other caching mechanisms, Amazon ElastiCache is fully-managed so you don’t have to worry about maintaining your own caching infrastructure. In addition, it is Memcached-compatible, so if you have existing Memcached-enabled applications, they will work with ElastiCache without any code changes.

Amazon ElastiCache can reduce the load on your databases significantly and improve throughput for read-heavy or compute-intensive workloads including:

  • Social Networking
  • Mobile and Social Gaming
  • E-Commerce Sites
  • Media Sites
  • Recommendation Engines

To learn more about Amazon ElastiCache and saving money with Reserved Cache Nodes, please visit the Amazon ElastiCache detail page.