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Amazon announces Micro Instances for cloud computing

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Micro instances provide 613 MB of memory and support 32-bit and 64-bit platforms on both Linux and Windows. Micro instance pricing for On-Demand instances starts at $0.02 per hour for Linux and $0.03 per hour for Windows.

Customers have asked us for a lower priced instance type that could satisfy the needs of their less demanding applications. Micro instances are optimized for applications that require lower throughput, but which still may consume significant compute cycles periodically. Micro instances provide a small amount of consistent CPU resources, and also allow you to burst CPU capacity when additional cycles are available.

Micro instances are available immediately in all regions, and we invite you to go and try one out for yourself today! Learn more about Amazon EC2’s new Micro instances ataws.amazon.com/ec2.

Micro Instances

Instances of this family provide a small amount of consistent CPU resources and allow you to burst CPU capacity when additional cycles are available. They are well suited for lower throughput applications and web sites that consume significant compute cycles periodically.

  • Micro Instance 613 MB of memory, up to 2 ECUs (for short periodic bursts), EBS storage only, 32-bit or 64-bit platform

So dont buy that new CPU yet- use existing hardware in tandem with these micro instances (and internet) to compute- (but  only if your corporate IP administrator wasn’t trained in Windows only certifications ;)


3 Comments

  1. Emilio says:

    Do you know what is the minimum scale that you can purchase this kind of technology? Can it be useful for small businesses?

    • Ajay Ohri says:

      It is going to be very useful for small business as you can basically rent a bigger computer for 50 hours with 1 dollar i.e 0.02 cents /hour. And you can scale up and down.
      Read more ”
      Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment. Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use.”
      http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/?ref_=pe_2170_16832160

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