A critical aspect of the value proposition for the Amazon Web Services revolves around choice. This takes many forms, each of which gives you the freedom to choose the best fit for your particular situation:
- A wide variety of services that you can choose to use, or not, as determined by your needs.
- Ten EC2 instance types, with instances spanning a very wide range of CPU power, RAM, instance storage, and network performance.
- Five RDS DB instance classes, also spanning a wide range.
- Four EC2 regions (US East, US West, EU, and Asia Pacfic).
- Multiple EC2 pricing models (On-Demand, Spot, and Reserved).
- Multiple Operating Systems including a number of Linux Distributions, two versions of Microsoft Windows, and OpenSolaris.
Today we are giving you an additional operating system choice - you can now run SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (version 10 or 11) on Amazon EC2 in any of our regions and on any of our instance types. You'll also have access to a maintenance subscription that automatically installs the most current security patches, bug fixes, and new features from a repository hosted within AWS.
With more than 6,000 certified applications from over 1,500 independent software vendors, SUSE Linux Enterprise is a proven, commercially supported Linux platform that is ideal for development, test, and production workloads.
All of this is available on a pay as you go basis, with no long-term commitments and no minimum fees. Reserved Instances and Spot Instances are also available; you can run SUSE in the cloud using Reserved Instances very economically.
Pricing and other details can be found on our SUSE Linux Enterprise Server page. You can launch SLES from the Quick Start tab of the AWS Management Console; On-Demand, Reserved, and Spot Instances are available.