Amazon announced yesterday that they are lowering prices for Amazon EC2, and, what’s even more exciting, a new “medium” instance is available now, which fits nicely into what Sitecore needs to run quite comfortably. Here is the quote from the announcement:
“…We are also announcing a new Amazon EC2 instance type, m1.medium. This new instance provides customers with 2 EC2 Compute Units (ECUs) of compute power, 3.75 GB of memory, and 410 GB of instance storage, making it ideal for many enterprise applications that require a reasonable amount of CPU and memory, but do not require all the resources of an m1.large instance type. The m1.medium instance type is available in all regions and supports both 32 and 64-bit architectures. To learn more about Amazon EC2 instance types, including pricing for m1.medium instances, please visit the Amazon EC2 detail page.”
An affordable sandbox it seems. Pretty sweet, huh?