How much do you know about AWS Free Usage Tier?

This article we mention about AWS Free Usage Tier. How much do you know about AWS Free Usage Tier till now?

It’s very useful for you to make a hosting plan for your application, website, … in the cloud computing era.

Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • 750 hours of Amazon EC2 Linux 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*
  • 30 GB of Amazon Elastic Block Storage, plus 2 million I/Os and 1 GB of snapshot storage*

Simple Storage Service (S3)

  • 5 GB of Amazon S3 standard storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put Requests*

DynamoDB

  • 100 MB of storage, 5 units of write capacity, and 10 units of read capacity for Amazon DynamoDB.**

Relational Database Service (RDS)

  • 750 hours of Amazon RDS Single-AZ Micro DB Instances, for running MySQL, Oracle BYOL or SQL Server (running SQL Server Express Edition) – enough hours to run a DB Instance continuously each month*
  • 20 GB of database storage
  • 10 million I/Os
  • 20 GB of backup storage for your automated database backups and any user-initiated DB Snapshots

Simple Workflow (SWF)

  • 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**

Simple Queue Service (SQS) and Simple Notification Service (SNS)

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

  • 20 minutes of SD transcoding or 10 minutes of HD transcoding**

CloudWatch

Data Transfer

  • 15 GB of bandwidth out aggregated across all AWS services*

Data Pipeline

  • 3 low frequency preconditions running on AWS per month*
  • 5 low frequency activities running on AWS per month*

* These free tiers are only available to 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 do not expire after 12 months and are available to both existing and new AWS customers indefinitely.

The following Linux variants are not eligible for the free usage tier as a software license is required: SuSe Linux Enterprise Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

The following Windows variants are not eligible for the free usage tier: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with SQL Server Web, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with SQL Server Standard, Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 64-bit for Cluster Instances and Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 SQL Server 64-bit for Cluster Instances.

The AWS free usage tier applies to participating services across all AWS regions: US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and South America (Sao Paulo). Your free usage is calculated each month across all regions and automatically applied to your bill – free usage does not accumulate.

 

In my opinion, AWS is convenient to use, but its free is not much for you to have a try. And its pricing is still quite high. But you should have an eye with this product, it’s used widely over the world.

My company use AWS paralelly with DotBlock and other local hosting provider such as PA Vietnam, VDC, FPT, Viettel IDC. It’s hard to say that which provider is the best, but personally I like DotBlock the best.

I will return with this topic shortly. See you again!

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