Amazon Web Services Offers Freebies for Developers, Businesses
Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS) last week said it will offer developers and businesses a free instance of its Amazon EC2 cloud service for a year and grant similar access to its S3, Elastic Block Store, Elastic Loan Balancing and data transfer services.
Amazon said that the offer is intended to gain its cloud services new developer and business users, foster new applications and familiarize users with its services. The company hopes that new developers will upgrade to AWS' paid services if their applications are successful.
"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," said Adam Selipsky, AWS vice president.
AWS' offering includes the following free for one year: