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Thursday, 3 June 2010

Small AMI

Always wondered why the 'smallest' available AMI was called 'M1.LARGE' but I have discovered that if you create an AMI from Amazon's own template, use the basic 32-bit Windows web server and voila, you have the 'M1.SMALL' AMI available to you. This AMI costs $0.12 per hour as compared to the $0.48 per hour for the M1.LARGE AMI. The small AMI also has 1.7GB of RAM available and is optimised for light weight web servers, probably all running behind the Network Load Balancer.