Posted On: May 3, 2012

We are excited to announce support for several new instance sizes as well as support for new Microsoft SQL Server versions that will expand your options and lower the cost of running many of your SQL server database workloads on Amazon EC2. Starting today we are:

  • Offering the ability to run SQL Server on our Standard Small and Medium instance types, lowering the minimum size of a SQL Server database instance on EC2.
  • Providing support for SQL Server Web edition, which provides customers with internet-facing workloads similar functionality to SQL Standard at a significantly lower cost.

In addition, we are excited to announce support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on EC2 at no additional cost over existing Microsoft SQL Server offerings. Customers now have immediate access to Amazon published AMIs for Express, Web, and Standard editions of SQL Server 2012.

For more details, please visit the Windows on Amazon EC2 page.