AWS cuts cloud bandwidth charges

Amazon Web Services follows Microsoft's footsteps to cut inbound data bandwidth charges and promises savings of up to 40 percent to 50 percent in bandwidth costs.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has eradicated the bandwidth charges on uploading data into its cloud and tweaked prices for outbound and CloudFront data transfer.

The pricing change, announced on Wednesday, will take effect from Friday. It follows Microsoft's decision to cut inbound data bandwidth charges into its Azure cloud, which was announced on Jun. 23 and is effective from Thursday.

"Today marks another important milestone in our continuous cost reduction strategy; we've lowered prices over a dozen times in the past four years, and today we're lowering them again," AWS Chief Technology Officer, Werner Vogels, wrote on his blog on Wednesday. "Bandwidth pricing will see a reduction that for many customers can easily lead to a 40 percent or 50 percent saving in bandwidth costs."

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