Total Billing Estimates: The total cost of running your Microsoft SharePoint deployment on AWS will vary depending on your needs and configuration. After following the implementation guide, you can run your SharePoint farm for as long or as little time as you would like. If you run it for a day, your AWS charges will be less than $12/hour or $300/day. If you’d like to run your SharePoint farm for a month, you can expect to be charged $8,700 per month, which would save you an average of 40% over a similar on-premises SharePoint deployment.
You can explore the AWS Pricing Calculator to evaluate alternate configurations to meet your needs and budget. For in-depth guidance on cost optimization, read the whitepaper on Estimating AWS Deployment Costs for Microsoft SharePoint Server.
SharePoint Licensing: By default, this guide installs the evaluation edition of SharePoint Server 2016 and SQL Server provided by Microsoft, which is most appropriate for a trial or proof-of-concept project. For production environments, you can license SharePoint Server and SQL Server through the Microsoft License Mobility through Software Assurance program, and use your own product key during deployment. For development and test environments, see MSDN on AWS.
AWS Service usage and cost: AWS pricing is based on your usage of each individual service. The total combined usage of each service will create your monthly bill. Explore the tabs below to learn what each service does and how it affects your bill.