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Purchase Reserved DB Instances Using the AWS Management Console

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon RDS |

You can now purchase Relational Database Service Reserved DB Instances using the AWS Management Console. Reserved DB Instances allow you to reduce your costs if you plan to run your database for all or most of a one or three year term.

Here’s a tour. There’s a new item Reserved DB Instance item in the navigation area:

You can see all of your Reserved DB Instances, you can see the active or inactive instances, and you can also filter by name:

You can initiate your purchase by clicking on the Purchase Reserved DB Instances button and making your selection from the form. It is important to note that you are purchasing the instance for use within a particular AWS Region.

Of course, you have the opportunity to confirm your purchase before it is final:

This new UI should make it even easier for you to use the Relational Database Service and to benefit from the Reserved DB Instance pricing. What are you waiting for?

– Jeff;