AWS Official Blog

Launch EC2 Micro Instances in a Virtual Private Cloud

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon EC2, Amazon VPC |

Judging from the number of requests that I have had for this particular combination of EC2 features, I’m expecting this to be a very popular post.

You can now launch EC2 micro (t1.micro) instances within a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). The AWS Free Usage Tier now extends to t1.micro instances running inside of a VPC.

The micro instances provide a small amount of consistent CPU power, along with the ability to increase it in short burst when additional cycles are available. They are a good match for lower throughput applications and web sites that require additional compute cycles from time to time.

With this release, you now have everything that you need to create and experiment with your very own Virtual Private Cloud at no cost. This is pretty cool and I’m sure you’ll make good use of it.

– Jeff;