Example Amazon cloud cost

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After a three week experiment in the Amazon cloud involving the following activities:

  1. running one c1.xlarge instance for 18 days
  2. running a second c1.xlarge instance for about 10 days
  3. transferring about 1 Tb of data into the cloud
  4. running a parasol cluster job with 4 AMI instances for about 4 days
  5. creating four snapshots of data
  6. creating several AMI machine instance snapshots
  7. misc. other small instances for short periods of time



Amazon EC2 running Linux/UNIX
$0.10 per Small Instance (m1.small)
instance-hour (or partial hour)
28 Hrs$ 2.80
$0.40 per Large Instance (m1.large)
instance-hour (or partial hour)
3 Hrs$ 1.20
$0.80 per High-CPU Extra Large Instance
(c1.xlarge) instance-hour (or partial hour)
738 Hrs$ 590.40
 
Amazon EC2 Bandwidth
$0.100 per GB Internet Data Transfer
- all data transfer into Amazon EC2
384.800 GB$ 38.48
$0.170 per GB Internet Data Transfer
- first 10 TB / month data transfer out of Amazon EC2
3.888 GB$ 0.66
$0.010 per GB Regional Data Transfer
- in/out between Availability Zones
or when using public IP or Elastic IP addresses
0.000764 GB$ 0.01
 
Amazon EC2 EBS
$0.10 per GB-month of provisioned storage 1,766.756 GB-Mo$ 176.68
$0.10 per 1 million I/O requests 88,571,980 IOs$ 8.86
$0.15 per GB-Month of snapshot data stored 89.171 GB-Mo$ 13.38
$0.01 per 1,000 puts (when saving a snapshot) 39,935 Requests$ 0.40
 
Total Compute Cloud: $ 832.87
 
Amazon Simple Storage Service
$0.150 per GB - first 50 TB / month of storage used 0.307 GB-Mo$ 0.05
$0.01 per 1,000 PUT, COPY, POST, or LIST requests 321 Requests$ 0.01
$0.01 per 10,000 GET and all other requests 205 Requests0.01
 
Total Simple Storage Service: $ 0.07