Amazon Drops Price on Some AWS Instances

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced price reductions for its R3, C4 and M4 instances - the virtual portions of physical servers in the company's many data centers.

AWS is under significant competitive pressures with Microsoft Azure, Google cloud and IBM Softlayer so the price cuts should keep Amazon around in the cloud market for the foreseeable future.

A breakdown of the specific price changes is included below:


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+ C4 and M4 on-demand and reserved instances and dedicated hosts that run Linux are going down by 5 percent in AWS’s Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney) Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Northern California), and US West (Oregon) regions.
+ R3 on-demand and reserved instances and dedicated hosts that run Linux are going down (by an unspecified percentage) in AWS’ Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), South America (Brazil), US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Northern California), and US West (Oregon) regions.
+ R3 on-demand and reserved instances that run Linux are going down (by an unspecified percentage) in AWS’ GovCloud (US) regions designated for government customers.

AWS is also making “smaller” reductions in the aforementioned regions for the aforementioned instances that run Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

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