Amazon Thins Cloud Pricing
Amazon Web Services is either feeling extra generous or is under intense competitive pressure, as it recently cut prices for both in-bound and out-bound traffic for its line of cloud services.
In fact, in-bound traffic is now free, while out-bound is far cheaper, sometimes as much as 68 percent.
My guess is the move is due to the competitive pressures of Microsoft eliminating Windows Azure in-bound pricing. Coincidence? Since the announcements were a week apart, and the price cuts took place the very same day, I think not.
Amazon definitely wants a big chunk of the cloud market -- it has slashed prices no less than 14 times in the past four years.
Posted by Doug Barney on 07/14/2011 at 10:55 AM