The days may be getting shorter up in the northern hemisphere, but that hasn’t slowed the pace of updates to AWS. Amazon has kept on updating its cloud platform with a handful of quality-of-life changes, plus some major tweaks to how it handles Reserved Instances. Here’s the rundown:
Major changes to EC2 Reserved Instances
One of the ways for customers to get discounts on compute capacity with Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud is to sign up for Reserved Instances. Then they pay a set amount of money for the benefit of getting deep discounts on compute. It’s something that Amazon introduced 8 years ago and has been an important part of the company’s cloud offering since. Now, they’re making some pretty big changes.