Amazon lowers cloud costs

Summary:From the first of February users of Amazon’s CloudFront will find the cost of the cloud computing application has dropped.On Friday, Amazon said that the cost of transferring data around the cloud has come down from $0.

From the first of February users of Amazon’s CloudFront will find the cost of the cloud computing application has dropped.

On Friday, Amazon said that the cost of transferring data around the cloud has come down from $0.170 per GB for the first 10TB to $0.050 per GB or just 5 cents per GB in the US or 3p in the UK.

The storage of the service is charged on a quarterly basis for certain levels, or tiers, of use. The existing tiers apply at the 10TB, 50TB, and 150TB data transfer levels but the company said it would be adding new tiers with new price breaks at for 250TB, 500TB, 750TB, and 1PB.

CloudFront is a cloud computing service that integrates with Amazon cloud applications. It provides services using the network edge which means that as you use the service for your own applications it should always route through the nearest geographic location and so speed up processes and cut costs at the same time.

You can check out CloudFront by going to its website which can be found on your nearest Amazon site.

Topics: After Hours

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