In its 61st AWS price reduction, Amazon on Wednesday announced price drops for Reserved Instances and M4 instances.
"In addition to reducing our prices on a regular and frequent basis, we also give customers options that help them to optimize their use of AWS," AWS evangelist Jeff Barr wrote in a blog post laying out the new changes. "Our customers use multiple strategies to purchase and manage their Reserved Instances. Some prefer to make an upfront payment and earn a bigger discount; some prefer to pay nothing upfront and get a smaller (yet still substantial) discount."
Adding to those options, AWS is adding three-year No Upfront Standard Reserved Instances for most current generation instance types. The company is also reducing prices for No Upfront Reserved Instances by up to 17 percent, for three-year Convertible Reserved Instances by up to 21 percent and for General Purpose M4 instances by up to 7 percent.
Average reductions for No Upfront Reserved Instances for Linux in representative regions: