Amazon AWS – 21st Price Reduction


The price reduction is limited to US East (N. Virginia) and US West (Oregon). Here is a comparison of prevailing prices at Jan-2010, Mar-2012 and Nov-2012. Jan-10 Mar-12 Nov-12 On-Demand Instances Small – Linux – N. Virginia $0.085 $0.080 $0.065 Quadruple Extra Large – Windows – N. California $3.160 $2.504 $2.504 Data Transfer – In Free … Continue reading

Amazon AWS 19th Price Reduction – a Closer Look


If you have been following me regularly then you would know that I maintain that charges for cloud services are not coming down in proportion to the routine reduction of hardware cost. So, let us examine in Amazon has reversed the trend with its latest announcement of price reduction. On 6th March, 2012 Amazon announced: … Continue reading

Amazon EC2 – How much has it changed in last 18 months?


Is there a significant change in the pricing? The answer is almost none – there slight decrease in the charge of higher end EC2 instances. You can see the summary status as on January 2010. So, what has actually changed? Free instance – 750 hours of micro instance with 10GB of storage free and 15GB … Continue reading