For production servers that are online 24/7 (or anything over 76
percent), we use the "heavy utilization" model. This gives a cost of
$20.01 per month for a small instance with a one year commit,
including the amortized fee, or $14.91 with a three year commit. The
break even point on going with a three year commit is 19 months.
On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM, Peter Murray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> We had this discussion last month about using EC2 for production services. They have dropped their pricing again, so a reserved 'small' instance is now $17.57/month after paying the one-time reservation fee of $160 for a 1-year term. That averages out to about $31/month.
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