Amazon Offers Another New Cloud Storage Discount
The company reduced its prices by nearly 20 percent on its Simple Storage Service. It was the second time in two weeks that Amazon has announced a special cloud storage offer.Amazon, a pioneer in the cloud storage space four years ago, apparently has no intention of loosening the pressure it puts on the many competitors it has picked up since then. The Seattle-based company on Nov. 1 reduced its prices by nearly 20 percent on its S3 (Simple Storage Service). It was the second time in two weeks that Amazon has announced a special cloud storage deal.
On Oct. 21, Amazon's Web Services division announced that developers and businesses can now apply for a free EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) usage tier to use for a full year. The new tier can be used for S3 storage, Elastic Block Store, Elastic Load Balancing and AWS data transfer -- or all four.