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Pro One-year free tier
You get 750 hours per month of free t2.micro usage for the first year.
Pro New t2.nano tier makes it cost competitive
AWS has typically been much more expensive but the new tier brings them inline with a $5 per months starter.
Pro Excellent feature-set
The tools and features available on AWS are mind blowing. From blob store through load balancers, queuing and databases just for starters.
Con Part of large infrastructure
Being part of huge Amazon services infrastructure, EC2 burrows you into bureaucracy of a large company, advertising other Amazon services, and making simple things look complicated.