Amazon Web Services—or AWS—includes fully free access to 33 products, along with a year-long free tier in 22 other popular tools. Perhaps the most valuable free offerings from AWS include SES which can send 62,000 emails each month for free, Amazon Chime’s unlimited basic video and audio calls, SNS which can send 1 million notifications a month for free, and EC2 which gives you 750 compute hours per month free for a year.
To get the free tier of AWS services, just create a standard AWS account, then your free tier starts whenever you begin using that specific AWS service.
Many of the most popular AWS tools fall under the one year free tier, including 750 hours per month of EC2 compute time and RDS database usage, 5GB of S3 storage, and more. Here is the full list of what you get free for a year with Amazon AWS free tier:
Other services include a fully free tier that you can use indefinitely, including 1 million Lambda requests and SNS messages, 10 CloudWatch metrics, 62,000 SES email messages per month, and 10GB of Glacier long-term storage retrieval. Here is the full list of what you can get free forever with Amazon AWS free tier, without any time limit:
Additionally, almost every other AWS service at least includes a month or three free trial, including Lightsail, Redshift, SageMaker, and WorkSpaces.
Once you have used up your free tier or trial on AWS services, be sure to sign up for Amazon’s AWS Activate program which offers up to $100,000 in AWS credit—and use Amazon Business Prime to pay for AWS to get an additional 5% off each month’s bill.
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