Amazon has lowered the cost of storing information in its datacentres.
The price change, announced on Monday, shaves a few cents off the monthly cost of storing a gigabyte in Amazon Web Services's Simple Storage Service (S3) cloud.
"With this price change, all Amazon S3 standard storage customers will see a significant reduction in their storage costs," Amazon's senior manager for cloud computing solutions, Jeff Barr, wrote. "For instance, if you store 50TB of data on average you will see a 12 percent reduction in your storage costs, and if you store 500TB of data on average you will see a 13.5 percent reduction in your storage costs.
Prices have been "lowered globally", an Amazon spokesperson told ZDNet UK on Tuesday.
AWS operates a tiered pricing policy, so as customers store more data, the cost per gigabyte goes down. For example, it used to cost $0.140 (£0.088) per GB per month for the first TB of data stored via S3 in US datacentres and now it costs $0.125. For the next 49TB it used to cost $0.125 per GB per month and this has now fallen to $0.110.
The cost of storing data in EU datacentres has fallen by the same amount, though prices have been cut to differing levels in other locations.