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Amazon Slashes EC2 Pricing Again For Virtual Linux Servers

Amazon often cuts pricing for its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) virtual servers and did so once again this week, lopping up to 28 percent off the cost of EC2 Reserved Instances running Linux/UNIX, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

"With this price reduction, Reserved Instances will provide savings of up to 65 percent in comparison to On-Demand instances," Jeff Barr, senior evangelist for Amazon Web Services, said in a Monday blog post.

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