AWS Official Blog

Amazon EC2 – Now an Even Better Value

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

Effective November 1, 2009, the following per-hour prices will be in effect for Amazon EC2:

  US EU
  Linux Windows SQL Linux Windows SQL
m1.small $0.085 $0.12   $0.095 $0.13  
m1.large $0.34 $0.48 $1.08 $0.38 $0.52 $1.12
m1.xlarge $0.68 $0.96 $1.56 $0.76 $1.04 $1.64
c1.medium $0.17 $0.29   $0.19 $0.31
c1.xlarge $0.68 $1.16 $2.36 $0.76 $1.24 $2.44

This represents a reduction of up to 15% from the current prices for Linux instances and is a direct result of our policy of working non-stop to drive our operating costs down for the benefit of our customers. This does not affect the price of our two new instance types.

This isn’t the first time we’ve lowered our prices in order to make AWS an even better value. In the past we’ve done this by adding tiered pricing to Amazon S3, reducing the storage and processing charges for SimpleDB, reducing the per-request pricing for SQS, and reducing bandwidth pricing for all services.

We’ve also reduced the prices for a number of IBM platform technologies. Take a look at&Amazon Running IBMfor a complete list of what we have to offer, along with the new prices.

Update: The first version of this post had the wrong prices for the SQL Server m1.large instances.

– Jeff;