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 …

An Update on Convertible RIs

Back in October we provided our initial thoughts about Convertible RIs. After a few months of implementation and observation, we want to provide a brief update. If you recall, Amazon described Convertible RIs as follows: “With Convertible RIs, customers now have the option at any time to change the instance family, OS, or tenancy associated with their RI.” So what …