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Prices Reduced for Windows On-Demand EC2 Instances

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

The AWS team has been working hard to build powerful and exciting new features for Windows on AWS. In the last month we have released  support for SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups, a beta of the AWS Diagnostics for Microsoft Windows Server, and new drivers for our virtual instances that improve performance and increase the supported number of volumes.

I’m happy to announce a price reduction of up to 26% on Windows On-Demand instances. This price drop continues the AWS tradition of exploring ways to reduce costs and passing the savings along to you. This reduction applies to the Standard (m1), Second-Generation Standard (m3), High-Memory (m2), and High-CPU (c1) instance families. All prices are effective from April 1, 2013. The size of the reduction varies by instance family and region. You can visit the AWS Windows page for more information about Windows pricing on AWS.

Members of the AWS team will be attending and staffing our booth at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. If you want to learn more about AWS and how to build, deploy, and monitor your Microsoft Windows Server instances, be sure to stop by booth #733.  The team is also hosting an invitation-only customer session. If you are attending the conference and would like to receive an invitation, simply complete this survey!

— Jeff;