Amazon Web Services/Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

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Amazon AWS offers different Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance types[1], you will have to select the appropriate instance according to your computing demands and prices. AWS price calculator can help you to take the right decision:

  • General Purpose: M5, M4, T2[2], t2.micro instances are free tier eligible, T2 ulimited (not free tier eligible)
  • Compute Optimized: C5 (since November 2017) [3], C4. C5 instances are cheaper and more powerful than C4 instances.
  • Memory Optimized: X1e, X1, R4
  • Accelerated Computing: P3, P2, G3, F1
  • Storage Optimized: H1, I3, D2

Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • July 2018, New R5, R5d, and z1d Instances available.[4]
  1. "Amazon EC2 Instance Types – Amazon Web Services (AWS)". Amazon Web Services, Inc. Retrieved 2018-02-23.