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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 12:47 PM


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