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AWS Now to Start Charging Users By The Second

     
11:53 am on Sep 19, 2017 (gmt 0)

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AWS has announced it'll start charging users by the second from October 2, 2017, instead of by the hour. This applies to EC2 On-Demand, Reserved, and Spot form, and EBS volumes.
[aws.amazon.com...]
This change is effective in all AWS Regions and will be effective October 2, for all Linux instances that are newly launched or already running. Per-second billing is not currently applicable to instances running Microsoft Windows or Linux distributions that have a separate hourly charge. There is a 1 minute minimum charge per-instance.
3:08 am on Sept 20, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I'll be blocking them by the second from October 2, 2017.
5:06 am on Sept 20, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Makes me think of the phone company. For many decades, long-distance calls had a flat rate for the first three minutes, because most of the work was in making the connection in the first place. Later on, things got more sophisticated so only the first minute was different. Still further progress, and now all minutes are the same.

I don't think they've started billing by the second yet, though.
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Time is but an illusion... albeit a persistent one.

From what I've seen, AWS is still the most affordable cloud computing available, especially when the features are factored in.
 

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