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Category: Price Reduction

AWS Storage Update – S3 & Glacier Price Reductions + Additional Retrieval Options for Glacier

Back in 2006, we launched S3 with a revolutionary pay-as-you-go pricing model, with an initial price of 15 cents per GB per month. Over the intervening decade, we reduced the price per GB by 80%, launched S3 in every AWS Region, and enhanced the original one-size-fits-all model with user-driven features such as web site hosting, […]

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New for Amazon Simple Queue Service – FIFO Queues with Exactly-Once Processing & Deduplication

As the very first member of the AWS family of services, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) has certainly withstood the test of time!  Back in 2004, we described it as a “reliable, highly scalable hosted queue for buffering messages between distributed application components.” Over the years, we have added many features including a dead letter […]

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Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) Update – Snapshot Price Reduction & More PIOPS/GiB

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) makes it easy for you to create persistent block level storage volumes and attach them to your EC2 instances. Among many other features, EBS allows you to provision SSD-backed volumes with the desired level of performance (Provisioned IOPS or PIOPS) and to create snapshot backups either manually or programmatically. Today […]

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

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 (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), […]

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