Amazon’s per-second billing is now available for some types of Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Announced back in September, this billing model change went into effect on 2 October.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) first launched their EC2 service in 2006. The success of AWS and cloud computing in general proves that there are uses for leasing a virtual server for an hour at a time.
Recently, some AWS competitors have moved from per-hour to per-minute billing. This move by AWS seems like an attempt to leapfrog past their competitors by offering billing that’s even more granular. In this post, I’ll look into some of the details of this billing change. Continue reading
[DISCLAIMER: Turbonomic is, in fact, a sponsor of this blog. That said, there was no requirement or even request from them that I write this post. I’m writing it because it’s news that I think folks will find useful. No one from Turbonomic has contributed to, or reviewed the contents of this post.]
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