AWS Free Tier

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Amazon provides a free usage tier that allows you to run a micro instance for free and provides a fair amount of disk space and bandwidth usage. Free Tier Micro Instances are great for testing and used to the AWS system. This is supported in Cloudmgr

What is the AWS Free Usage Tier?


AWS is offering a free usage tier for new AWS customers. Per month, the AWS free usage tier covers:

  • 750 hours of Amazon EC2 Linux/UNIX or RHEL or SLES Micro Instance usage (613 MB of memory and 32-bit and 64-bit platform support) – enough hours to run continuously each month*
  • 750 hours of Amazon EC2 Microsoft Windows Server Micro Instance usage (613 MB of memory and 32-bit and 64-bit platform support) – enough hours to run continuously each month*
  • 750 hours of an Elastic Load Balancer plus 15 GB data processing*
  • 750 hours of Amazon RDS Single-AZ Micro DB Instances, running MySQL, Oracle BYOL or SQL Server Express Edition – enough hours to run a DB Instance continuously each month. You also get 20 GB of database storage, 10 million I/Os and 20 GB of backup storage*
  • 750 hours of Amazon ElastiCache – enough hours to run a Cache Node continuously each month.*
  • 30 GB of Amazon Elastic Block Storage, plus 2 million I/Os and 1 GB of snapshot storage*
  • 5 GB of Amazon S3 standard storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put Requests*
  • 100 MB of storage, 5 units of write capacity, and 10 units of read capacity for Amazon DynamoDB.**
  • 25 Amazon SimpleDB Machine Hours and 1 GB of Storage**
  • 1,000 Amazon SWF workflow executions can be initiated for free. A total of 10,000 activity tasks, signals, timers and markers, and 30,000 workflow-days can also be used for free**
  • 100,000 Requests of Amazon Simple Queue Service**
  • 100,000 Requests, 100,000 HTTP notifications and 1,000 email notifications for Amazon Simple Notification Service**
  • 10 Amazon Cloudwatch metrics, 10 alarms, and 1,000,000 API requests**
  • 15 GB of bandwidth out aggregated across all AWS services*

* These free tiers are only available to existing AWS customers who have signed-up for Free Tier after October 20, 2010 and new AWS customers, and are available for 12 months following your AWS sign-up date. When your free usage expires or if your application use exceeds the free usage tiers, you simply pay standard, pay-as-you-go service rates (see each service page for full pricing details). Restrictions apply; see offer terms for more details.

**These free tiers are available to both existing and new AWS customers indefinitely.

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