With competition heating up in the public cloud sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has started the new year with a price reduction on some of its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service offerings in several regions, including Australia. Here are the details.
The cloud computing marketing is set to grow even bigger this year with companies keen on adopting hybrid cloud usage models. AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform are all jostling for customers as they look to claim a bigger slice of the pie. It seems AWS is the first one to make a move this year, announcing price cuts on its EC2 offerings.
Amazon is reducing three of its core computing modules that run Linux by 5 per cent. Smaller discounts apply to the same instance types that run Windows, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Existing customers running the aforementioned instances will see the discount retroactively applied to their accounts for this month. More information can be found on the AWS website.
[Via AWS Blog]