We are excited to announce a price reduction of up to 26% on Windows On-Demand EC2 instances. Today’s price drop continues the AWS tradition of exploring ways to reduce costs and passing on the savings to our customers. This reduction applies to the Standard (m1), Second-Generation Standard (m3), High-Memory (m2), and High-CPU (c1) instance families. All prices are automatically effective from April 1, 2013.
As an example, a typical Microsoft Windows Application Server running on an m1 large On-Demand instance in US East (N. Virginia) would now cost only $0.364 per hour instead of $0.460 per hour– a 20% drop in price, which translates into more than $2000 in quarterly savings for running 10 such instances. The size of the reduction varies by instance family and region. We encourage you to visit the AWS Windows page for more information about Windows pricing on AWS.