However, Amazon just announced the addition of a free tier to their pricing plan. For the next year, users can get 5 GB of free S3 storage space, as well as a lot of other free AWS features.
Free Services For A Year
The year of free service starts on November 1st, but you can sign up right now if you so please. New AWS users will be awarded the following services free of charge for one year:
- 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
If you’d like to see more or sign up for the service, I suggest you head on over to Amazon’s AWS Free Usage Tier page.
What do you think of Amazon Web Services? Will you be taking advantage of the free storage space?