UPDATED: EC2 On-Demand vs Reserved Instance Cost Savings Calculator
Amazon has steadily increased its cloud computing capacity over the last several years. At re:Invent 2013, they gave a key figure that sheds light into how much their infrastructure has grown: AWS adds enough new server capacity every day to support Amazon’s global infrastructure same as when it was a $7B business.
Next Generation Compute Optimized Instances
The new c3.* instances are available in 5 types from 2 to 32 vCPUs. This generation of EC2 Compute Optimized Instances use the highest performance processors in the AWS arsenal while still delivering the lowest price for the performance.
Also released are the new g2.* instances. The G2 series are backed by NVIDIA GRID GPUs with 1,536 parallel processing cores. These are great for video creation services, 3D visualizations, and other graphics-intense needs.
Lower Prices… Again
As their infrastructure has grown, the folks at AWS have repeatedly lowered the cost of service.
I’ve updated the EC2 On-Demand vs Reserved Instance Cost Savings Calculator to reflect the latest pricing as well as the most recent instance types.
Reach out if you have any questions.