Amazon Web Services Offering Free EC2 Access

Amazon Web Services has released a free usage tier scheme, under which new AWS customers will be able to run a free Amazon EC2 instance for a year.

The company is also leveraging free usage of Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic Block Store, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, and AWS data transfer.

Under the free usage scheme, new AWS customers will have free access to 750 hours per month of micro Linux Amazon EC2 instance, 750 hours per month of an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, 10 GB per month of Amazon Elastic Block Storage and 5 GB per month of Amazon S3 Storage.

On top of all this, customers will also get free internet data transfer of 30 GB per month.

Adam Selipsky, Vice President, Amazon Web Services, said in a statement: “Everyone from entrepreneurial college students to developers at Fortune 500 companies can now launch new applications at zero expense and with the peace of mind that they can instantly scale to accommodate growth.”