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Amazon Reduces EC2 Pricing
Amazon Web Services keeps reducing pricing on their cloud computing services. This past June they reduced pricing on their cloudfront CDN offering. Today they announced a reduction of up to 19% on High Memory Double Extra Large (m2.2xlarge) and Quadruple Extra Large (m2.4xlarge) instances for Linux/UNIX and Windows. These server instances are part of Amazon’s EC2 offering.
From the announcement, “Effective immediately, we have lowered the On-Demand and Reserved prices for High Memory Double Extra Large (m2.2xlarge) and Quadruple Extra Large (m2.4xlarge) instances for Linux/UNIX and Windows by up to 19%. If you have existing Reserved Instances, your hourly usage rate starting September 1st will be lowered to the new usage rate and your estimated bill will reflect these changes later this month. We continuously strive to be more efficient, and are excited to pass cost savings on to you in the form of lower prices.”
To-date I’ve been pleased with my experiences using a variety of Amazon’s cloud computing services. The only area I would suggest for improvement is to create a customer service group that’s as good and responsive as the main Amazon customer service group.