Amazon has added Amazon EC2 Dedicated Instances to Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). These run on hardware dedicated to a single customer, ensuring that no other company is running on the same physical host, which may help adhere to regulatory demands. Essentially a Dedicated Instance runs on the same framework as EC2 but it prevents any of the other slots on the hardware being made available to other customers.
As with most of Amazon Web Services, pricing is on a pay-as-you-go basis. There are two components that determine the pricing paid: an hourly per instance usage fee and a dedicated per region fee.
At the moment it appears that Dedicated Instances are only available at Amazon’s North Virginia or Ireland data centres.