The Pros and Cons of AWS Reserved Instances

Hourly billing on AWS allows you to get your feet wet without overcommitting budgets and other resources in the cloud. As demand increases however, and a fixed number of instances are constantly running, hourly rates can quickly add up, forcing companies to consider volume purchases in the cloud. Reserving a set number of instances one or three years in advance …

EC2 Instance Types

Choosing the Right EC2 Instance Type for Your Application Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) instances provide virtual computing capacity in the AWS cloud. The elasticity refers to the ability of users to scale their compute power up or down, on demand, to handle changes in requirements.   AWS has a vast number of EC2 instance types designed for a multitude …