This article covers what it means to Subscribe to SFTP Gateway on the AWS Marketplace.
And it covers pricing, such as pay-as-you-go and annual pricing.
SFTP Gateway version 3 charges a flat rate of
$0.06 USD per hour that the EC2 instance runs. This is on top of the cost of the EC2 instance size.
Also, SFTP Gateway version 3 comes with a 30-day free trial.
What does it mean to Subscribe
In the AWS Marketplace, a Subscription allows your organization to run the product in your AWS account. In other words, you are explicitly opting-in to use the product.
It does not cost anything to subscribe. Subscribing only affects whether the product can be launched in your AWS account.
Note: A child AWS account does not inherit product subscriptions from a parent AWS account. Each AWS account needs to individually subscribe in order to use the product.
SFTP Gateway uses the pay-as-you-go pricing model. You get charged a
flat rate of
$0.06 USD per hour, regardless of EC2 instance type.
This price is for the software only. There is a separate charge for the EC2 instance type.
When you stop the EC2 instance, you are no longer charged.
SFTP Gateway version 3 comes with a 30-day free trial.
If you are running SFTP Gateway in production, and you know which EC2 instance size best supports your workload, you might consider the annual pricing model. This locks you in for a year, but gives you a discount.
Like a reserved instance, annual pricing gives you a "credit" for each hour, over the course of a year. This works well if you have a single EC2 instance running around the clock.