Amazon EC2 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a dependable platform to deploy a broad range of applications. By running RHEL on EC2, you can leverage the cost effectiveness, scalability and flexibility of Amazon EC2, the proven reliability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and AWS premium support with back-line support from Red Hat. Red Hat Enterprise Linux on EC2 is available in all Regions except AWS GovCloud for all major versions both in 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
Amazon EC2 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides seamless integration with existing Amazon EC2 features including Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon CloudWatch, Elastic-Load Balancing, and Elastic IPs. Red Hat Enterprise Linux instances are available in multiple Availability Zones in all Regions.
Pay only for what you use with no long-term commitments and no minimum fee.
On-Demand Instances let you pay for compute capacity by the hour with no long-term commitments.
Pricing is per instance-hour consumed for each instance type. Partial instance-hours consumed are billed as full hours.
Reserved Instances give you the option to make a low, one-time payment for each instance you want to reserve and in turn receive a significant discount on the hourly charge for that instance.There are three Reserved Instance types (Light, Medium, and Heavy Utilization Reserved Instances) that enable you to balance the amount you pay upfront with your effective hourly price.The following tables display the Reserved Instance Prices.
Light Utilization Reserved Instances
Medium Utilization Reserved Instances
Heavy Utilization Reserved Instances
Reserved Instances can be purchased for 1 or 3 year terms, and the one-time fee per instance is non-refundable. Light and Medium Utilization Reserved Instances also are billed by the instance-hour for the time that instances are in a running state; if you do not run the instance in an hour, there is zero usage charge. Partial instance-hours consumed are billed as full hours. Heavy Utilization Reserved Instances are billed for every hour during the entire Reserved Instance term (which means you’re charged the hourly fee regardless of whether any usage has occurred during an hour). Click here to learn more about Reserved Instances.
Please note that Reserved Instance purchases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux are not included in the computation of volume tier discounts. Also, no volume tier discounts are available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Reserved Instances.
AWS GovCloud Region
AWS GovCloud is an AWS Region designed to allow U.S. government agencies and contractors to move more sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. For pricing and more information on the new AWS GovCloud Region, please visit the AWS GovCloud Web Page.
Select the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AMI from the QuickStart tab
Specify additional details of your instance and click Launch
Additional details can be found on each AMI’s Catalog Entry page
The AWS Management Console is an easy tool to start and manage your instances. If you are looking for more details on launching an instance, a quick video tutorial on how to use Amazon EC2 with the AWS Management Console can be found here .
A full list of Red Hat Enterprise Linux AMIs can be found in the AWS AMI Catalog.
All customers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on EC2 will receive access to repository updates from Red Hat. Moreover, AWS Premium support customers can contact AWS to get access to a support structure from both Amazon and Red Hat.
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