Amazon Web Services Free Usage Tier Starting from November 1st 2010!

What is the AWS Free Usage Tier?
Starting November 1, 2010, AWS is introducing a new free usage tier for new AWS customers.

AWS Free Usage Tier (Per Month):

  • 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 an Elastic Load Balancer plus 15 GB data processing*
  • 10 GB of Amazon Elastic Block Storage, plus 1 million I/Os, 1 GB of snapshot storage, 10,000 snapshot Get Requests and 1,000 snapshot Put Requests*
  • 5 GB of Amazon S3 storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put Requests*
  • 30 GB per of internet data transfer (15 GB of data transfer “in” and 15 GB of data transfer “out” across all services except Amazon CloudFront)*
  • 25 Amazon SimpleDB Machine Hours and 1 GB of Storage**
  • 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**

* 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.

So, what does this means? It means if you have a credit card and want to use Amazon Web Services than you just need to register and get free Tier usage which basically lets you enjoy the fun of having extra power, storage etc for FREE. This is an amazing offer and if you’re thinking of using AWS in future you should definitely sign up. Even if you don’t want to use it, it doesn’t hurt testing it out.

You can sign up today to automatically take advantage of AWS’s free usage tier beginning November 1, 2010.

  1. Sign-up for an AWS account and subscribe to the services you’d like to use.
  2. Enter your billing address and credit card information or select existing payment information from your account. Beginning November 1, 2010, you will not be charged unless your usage exceeds the free usage tiers.
  3. Start using AWS – visit the Resources Section to find Getting Started Guides, development tools, and tutorials, or visit the Community Forums to get your questions answered.


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