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With the beginning of a new year comes a new round of AWS price cuts

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This week, Amazon Web Services reduced the prices of EC2 yet again. If you're keeping count, this is the 51st AWS price reduction since the public cloud provider launched a decade ago (yes, AWS turns 10 this year).

The latest price cut affects On-Demand and Reserved instances, as well as Dedicated hosting for both the C4 and M4 instances running Linux. Amazon reduced the price of each offering by five percent in the U.S. East (Northern Virginia), U.S. West (Northern California), U.S. West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) regions.

The company also made a five percent cut to the On-Demand and Reserve instances, as well as Dedicated hosting for R3 instances running Linux in the following regions: U.S. East (Northern Virginia), U.S. West (Northern California), U.S. West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and South America (Brazil) regions. It also made a similar cut to AWS GovCloud (U.S.) R3 instances.

To a lesser extent, AWS cut the prices of the previously-mentioned instances running Windows, SLES and RHEL.

The game of price tag leapfrog has been going on for years between AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. It doesn't get quite the same attention now as it used to, but the game does continue. The race to the bottom is good for enterprises looking to shave off costs.

For more:
- read the AWS blog

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