The move away from commodity boxes running Linux continues. It’s nice to see Red Hat getting in front of this market trend. Very cool news about RHEL being offered through Amazon’s EC2.

“The combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing customers to pay only for the infrastructure software services and capacity that they actually use.

Base prices are $19 per month, per user and $0.21, $0.53 or $0.94 for every compute hour used on Amazon’s EC2 service, depending on whether customers choose a small, large or extra-large compute instance size, plus bandwidth and storage fees.”

It’s in limited private beta testing, but you can ask to join the beta here.