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Amazon Web Services provides the following pricing to meet your different application scenarios

On Demand

  • Billing by hour or second is applicable to users who do not need any upfront payment or long-term commitment.

  • For applications with Applications with short-term, spiky, or unpredictable workloads that cannot be interrupted.

  • For applications being developed or tested on Amazon EC2 for the first time.

Spot Instances

  • Up to 90% off the On-Demand price.

  • For applications that have flexible start and end times.

  • For applications that are stateless or fault-tolerant.

Reserved Instances

  • Up to 72% off the On-Demand price.

  • Customers that can commit to using EC2 over a 1- or 3-year term to reduce their total computing costs

  • For applications with steady state usage.

  • For applications that may require reserved capacity.

Dedicated Hosts

  • Physical EC2 server dedicated for your use, up to 70% off the On-Demand price.

  • For customers who need to use existing server-bound software licenses, including Windows Server, SQL Server, SUSE Server etc.

  • For customers who need to meet compliance requirements.

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Amazon EC2 Pricing

  • On-Demand
  • With On-Demand instances, you pay for compute capacity by the hour or the second depending on which instances you run. No longer-term commitments or upfront payments are needed. You can increase or decrease your compute capacity depending on the demands of your application and only pay the specified per hourly rates for the instance you use.

    Flexible Billing Methods

    Per-Second Billing

    With per-second billing, you pay for only what you use. It takes cost of unused minutes and seconds in an hour off of the bill, so you can focus on improving your applications instead of maximizing usage to the hour. Especially, if you manage instances running for irregular periods of time, such as dev/testing, data processing, analytics, batch processing and gaming applications, can benefit.

    EC2 usage are billed on one second increments, with a minimum of 60 seconds. Similarly, provisioned storage for EBS volumes will be billed per-second increments, with a 60 second minimum. Per-second billing is available for instances launched in:
    On-Demand, Reserved and Spot forms.
    Amazon Linux, Windows and Ubuntu.

    Unlimited Pricing Model

    The unlimited mode is a credit configuration option for burstable performance instances. With unlimited mode, customer can optimize the cost and improve the utilization of the instance.

    Every type and size of burstable performance instances have their own CPU utilization baseline.

    When its CPU utilization falls below the baseline, it earns credit.
    When its CPU utilization is equal to the baseline, it will not earn or consume credit.
    When its CPU utilization is above the baseline, it depletes its earned credit.
    When its average CPU utilization over 24-hours period is above the baseline , the instance is billed for additional CPU usage. Please refers to the following prices.

    Instance Linux, RHEL and SLES(per vCPU-Hour) Windows and Windows with SQL Web (per vCPU-Hour)
    T2 ¥0.342 ¥0.657
    T3 ¥0.342 ¥0.657
    T4g ¥0.273 N/A

    On Demand Capacity Reservation

    An On-Demand Capacity Reservation is an EC2 offering that lets you create and manage reserved capacity on Amazon EC2. Itensures that you can create a EC2 instance when needed. You can create a Capacity Reservation by simply choosing from Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, or Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, an Availability Zone within the region, and quantity (number of instances) along with other instance specifications such as instance type and tenancy.

    Once created, the EC2 capacity is held for you regardless of whether you run instances or not. You’ll effectively pay for the full value of the reservation as long as the Capacity Reservation remains active. Unused Capacity Reservations are priced exactly the same as their equivalent (On-Demand) instance usage. If a Capacity Reservation is fully utilized, you only pay for instance usage and nothing towards the Capacity Reservation. Learn more about Capacity Reservations here.

  • Spot Instances
  • Amazon EC2 Spot Instances let you take advantage of unused EC2 capacity in the Amazon Web Services cloud. Spot Instances are available at up to a 90% discount compared to On-Demand prices. You can use Spot Instances for various stateless, fault-tolerant, or flexible applications such as big data, containerized workloads, CI/CD, web servers, high-performance computing (HPC), and other test & development workloads.
    Moreover, you can easily combine Spot Instances with On-Demand and RIs to further optimize workload cost with performance.

    Spot Instance Pricing

    Spot Instance prices are set by Amazon EC2 and adjust gradually based on long-term trends in supply and demand for Spot Instance capacity.
    When your Spot request is fulfilled, your Spot Instances launch at the current Spot price, not exceeding the On-Demand price. You can view the Spot price history for the last 90 days, filtering by instance type, operating system, and Availability Zone.

    Open the Amazon EC2 console: Login console>

    In the navigation pane, choose Spot Requests.

    Choose Pricing history.

    For Graph, choose to compare the price history by Availability Zones or by Instance Types.

    To display the price per vCPU, toggle on Display normalized pricesTo display the price for the instance type, toggle off Display normalized prices.

    Flexible Billing Methods

    Per-Second Billing

    With per-second billing, you pay for only what you use. It takes cost of unused minutes and seconds in an hour off of the bill, so you can focus on improving your applications instead of maximizing usage to the hour. Especially, if you manage instances running for irregular periods of time, such as dev/testing, data processing, analytics, batch processing and gaming applications, can benefit.

    EC2 usage are billed on one second increments, with a minimum of 60 seconds. Similarly, provisioned storage for EBS volumes will be billed per-second increments, with a 60 second minimum. Per-second billing is available for instances launched in:
    On-Demand, Reserved and Spot forms
    Amazon Linux, Windows and Ubuntu

    Unlimited Pricing Model

    The unlimited mode is a credit configuration option for burstable performance instances. With unlimited mode, customer can optimize the cost and improve the utilization of the instance.

    Every type and size of burstable performance instances have their own CPU utilization baseline.

    When its CPU utilization falls below the baseline, it earns credit.
    When its CPU utilization is equal to the baseline, it will not earn or consume credit.
    When its CPU utilization is above the baseline, it depletes its earned credit.
    When its average CPU utilization over 24-hours period is above the baseline , the instance is billed for additional CPU usage. Please refers to the following prices.

    Instance Linux, RHEL and SLES(per vCPU-Hour) Windows and Windows with SQL Web (per vCPU-Hour)
    T2 ¥0.342 ¥0.657
    T3 ¥0.342 ¥0.657
    T4g ¥0.273 N/A

    On Demand Capacity Reservation

    An On-Demand Capacity Reservation is an EC2 offering that lets you create and manage reserved capacity on Amazon EC2. Itensures that you can create a EC2 instance when needed. You can create a Capacity Reservation by simply choosing from Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, or Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, an Availability Zone within the region, and quantity (number of instances) along with other instance specifications such as instance type and tenancy.

    Once created, the EC2 capacity is held for you regardless of whether you run instances or not. You’ll effectively pay for the full value of the reservation as long as the Capacity Reservation remains active. Unused Capacity Reservations are priced exactly the same as their equivalent (On-Demand) instance usage. If a Capacity Reservation is fully utilized, you only pay for instance usage and nothing towards the Capacity Reservation. Learn more about Capacity Reservations here.

  • Reserved Instances
  • Reserved Instances provide you with a significant discount (up to 72%) compared to On-Demand instances. There are three types of RIs: Standard RIs, Convertible RIs, and Scheduled RIs. See more information here.

    Reserved Instances are recommended for:

    • Applications with steady state usage.
    • Applications that may require reserved capacity.
    • Customers that can commit to using EC2 over a 1- or 3-year term to reduce their total computing costs.
  • Dedicated Hosts
  • A Dedicated Host is a physical EC2 server dedicated for your use. Dedicated Hosts can help you reduce costs by allowing you to use your existing server-bound software licenses, including Windows Server, SQL Server, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (subject to your license terms), and can also help you meet compliance requirements.

    • Can be purchased On-Demand (hourly).
    • Can be purchased as a Reservation for up to 70% off the On-Demand price.

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