Now this is starting to get interesting! (via Greg)
Amazon have announced
“You have complete control of your instances. You have root access to each one, and you can interact with them as you would any machine. Each instance predictably provides the equivalent of a system with a 1.7Ghz Xeon CPU, 1.75GB of RAM, 160GB of local disk, and 250Mb/s of network bandwidth.“
Your “app” consists of a set of one or more “
As with any “grid” style compute service the idea is that you only pay for what you use. The pricing model seems pretty similar to S3s:
- Pay only for what you use.
- $0.10 per instance-hour consumed (or part of an hour consumed).
- $0.20 per GB of data transferred outside of
Amazon(i.e., Internet traffic).
- $0.15 per GB-Month of Amazon S3 storage used for your images (charged by Amazon S3).
I have only skimmed the site very quickly but this is definitely somehting that needs to be played with!
Some documentation is here.