AWS EC2 Price Reductions

AWS recently released a series of price reductions for EC2 reserved instances (RIs). The price reductions were primarily targeted at new instance types, with the obvious goal of encouraging customers to move from older instance types to new ones. No-upfronts Reductions & Risks For newer instance types (m4/c4/r4), the reductions were significant. The price difference between a no-upfront and a …

Instance Size Flexibility for EC2 Reserved Instances

In March, AWS launched its latest enhancement to their EC2 Reserved Instances (RI) offering by providing size flexibility. Essentially, Regional Linux/UNIX RIs with shared tenancy apply to all sizes of instances within an instance family and AWS region – i.e., coverage is now across all instance sizes in the class. So if you have a c3.large RI, you can use …