This was originally published at ZDNet's Between the Lines.
Amazon has tweaked its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) pricing model to be more enterprise-friendly. The move is significant enough to sway IT executives to adopt more of Amazon's Web Services-especially when they have tight budgets.
Amazon on Thursday announced reserved pricing for its EC2 instances. Simply put, customers can reserve instances for one-year and three-year terms as if they owned the hardware. Enterprises can guarantee they have an EC2 instance for computing power they know they'll use and buy on the spot market to account for spikes at … Read more