We are excited to announce several new features for the Amazon EC2 European Region. Starting today, you can launch Amazon EC2 running Windows or SQL Server instances in the EU Region, enabling you to locate your Windows computing resources close to your European customers/partners, as well as to other AWS computing services (e.g. Amazon S3, Amazon CloudFront, etc.). Pay-as-you-go pricing for Amazon EC2 running Windows Server in the EU Region begins at 0.135 per compute hour.
To make it even easier to get started and to manage Amazon EC2, the AWS Management Console has been extended to the Amazon EC2 European Region and provides the same features as in the US Region, including provisioning and managing Linux/UNIX and Windows instances, Amazon EBS volumes, and Elastic IP addresses.
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