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EC2 Price Reduction – For EC2 Instance Saving Plans and Standard Reserved Instances

It is my great pleasure to tell you about a price reduction for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) customers who plan to use Standard Reserved Instances or EC2 Instance Saving Plans. The price changes are already in effect, and so anyone buying new RIs or a new EC2 Instance Saving Plan will be able to take advantage of the lower prices.

Our engineering investments, coupled with our scale and our time-tested ability to manage our capacity, allow us to identify and pass on cost savings to you.

The price reduction you receive, depends on the region you choose, whether you take out a 1 or 3 year term and finally the instance family you commit to in your agreement. Price reductions vary from between 1% to a massive 18% on what you were previously paying. Below I’ve given a snapshot of some of the savings across the M5, C5, and R5 instance types (with free Linux OS), however there are also price reductions for the instance types C5n, C5d, M5a, M5n, M5ad, M5dn, R5a, R5n, R5d, R5ad, R5dn, T3, T3a, Z1d, and A1.

Savings for select instances (free Linux OS)

Price Reduction for 1 Year Terms Price Reduction for 3 Year Terms
Region M5 C5 R5 M5 C5 R5
AWS GovCloud (US-East) 8% 0% 0% 5% 0% 5%
AWS GovCloud (US-West) 8% 0% 0% 5% 0% 5%
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) 3% 7% 0% 2% 4% 5%
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) 2% 7% 0% 2% 5% 4%
Asia Pacific (Osaka) 10% 12% 0% 14% 16% 5%
Asia Pacific (Seoul) 0% 7% 0% 6% 12% 5%
Asia Pacific (Singapore) 2% 6% 0% 2% 4% 5%
Asia Pacific (Sydney) 9% 1% 0% 13% 3% 5%
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) 10% 12% 0% 14% 16% 5%
Canada (Central) 1% 6% 0% 2% 0% 5%
Europe (Frankfurt) 12% 9% 0% 18% 13% 5%
Europe (Ireland) 10% 8% 0% 13% 11% 5%
Europe (London) 10% 8% 0% 14% 11% 5%
Europe (Paris) 10% 8% 0% 13% 11% 5%
Europe (Stockholm) 10% 8% 0% 13% 11% 5%
Middle East (Bahrain) 10% 8% 0% 13% 11% 5%
South America (São Paulo) 0% 12% 0% 4% 7% 4%
US East (N. Virginia) 2% 0% 0% 2% 0% 5%
US East (Ohio) 2% 1% 0% 2% 0% 5%
US West (N. California) 16% 8% 0% 15% 7% 5%
US West (Oregon) 2% 0% 0% 2% 0% 5%

There are a few caveats that I’d like to make you aware of, firstly, this price reduction is not available for Convertible Reserved Instances, Compute Saving Plans or On-Demand instances. Secondly, instances with paid OS (Windows, RHEL, SUSE etc.) will see a smaller price reduction due to the licensing involved.

The price reduction is available in all regions effective immediately. Going forward, you will pay the new lower price for EC2.

— Martin
Martin Beeby

Martin Beeby

As a Principal Advocate for Amazon Web Services, Martin travels the world showcasing the transformational capabilities of AWS. In his time as an advocate, Martin has spoken at over 200 events and meetups as well as producing, blogs, tutorials and broadcasts. Martin has been developing applications since he was 16 and over the past 20 years has worked on projects with many major companies and brands. His primary focus is on .NET applications and has worked as a C# and VB developer since 2001.