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Amazon Cuts Cloud Data Transfer Fees

Amazon Web Services today said it is removing the fees for inbound data transfers and lowering outbound data transfer among all its cloud services, including its CloudFront content delivery network.

The move comes just one week after Microsoft said it is eliminating the charges for inbound data transfers for its Windows Azure service. Both companies' price changes take effect tomorrow July 1.

"There is no charge for inbound data transfer across all services in all regions," the company said in a blog post, where Amazon pointed to 14 price cuts over the past four years.

"That means, you can upload petabytes of data without having to pay for inbound data transfer fees. On outbound transfer, you will save up to 68 percent depending on volume usage. For example, if you were transferring 10 TB in and 10 TB out a month, you will save 52 percent with the new pricing. If you were transferring 500 TB in and 500 TB out a month, you will save 68 percent on transfer with the new pricing."

Under the new pricing scenario, it will cost $0.12 to send a GB, down from $0.15 for those sending up to 10 TB a month. On the higher end, those that transfer out 500 TB will pay only $0.50 per GB, down from $0.80.

The new costs are reflected in Amazon's pricing calculator.

About the Author

Jeffrey Schwartz is editor of Redmond magazine and also covers cloud computing for Virtualization Review's Cloud Report. In addition, he writes the Channeling the Cloud column for Redmond Channel Partner. Follow him on Twitter @JeffreySchwartz.

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