We are excited to announce the availability of Amazon RDS Micro DB Instances in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). Amazon VPC lets you provision a private, isolated section of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define.
You can now choose to launch Micro DB Instances within your own VPC. Also starting today, the AWS Free Usage Tier extends to Amazon RDS Micro DB Instances running in Amazon VPC. For more information about the AWS Free Usage Tier, please visit the AWS Free Usage Tier page.
Micro instances provide a small amount of consistent CPU resources and allow you to increase CPU capacity in short bursts when additional cycles are available. They are well suited for development/test use cases or lower throughput applications.