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Happy New Year – EC2 Price Reduction (C4, M4, and R3 Instances)

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon EC2, Price Reduction | | Comments

I am happy to be able to announce that we are making yet another EC2 price reduction!

We are reducing the On-Demand and Reserved instance, and Dedicated host prices for C4 and M4 instances running Linux by 5% in the US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Northern California), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Sydney) regions.

We are also reducing the On-Demand, Reserved instance, and Dedicated host prices for R3 instances running Linux by 5% in the US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Northern California), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and South America (Brazil) regions.

Finally, we are reducing the On-Demand and Reserved instance prices for R3 instances running Linux by 5% in the AWS GovCloud (US) regions.

Smaller reductions apply to the same instance types that run Windows, SLES, and RHEL in the regions mentioned.

Changes to the On-Demand and Dedicated host pricing are retroactive to the beginning of the month (January 1, 2016); the new Reserved instance pricing is in effect today. During the month, your billing estimates may not reflect the reduced prices. They will be reflected in the statement at the end of the month.

The new AWS Price List API will be updated later in the month.

If you are keeping score, this is our 51st price reduction!

— Jeff;