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Google follows Amazon with storage price cut

Google has reduced the cost of keeping data in its cloud storage service, a month after rival Amazon did the same.The new prices, which have fallen by between eight and 15 percent, will be retroactively applied from 1 March, Google announced on Tuesday.
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Google has reduced the cost of keeping data in its cloud storage service, a month after rival Amazon did the same.

The new prices, which have fallen by between eight and 15 percent, will be retroactively applied from 1 March, Google announced on Tuesday.

"Google Cloud Storage enables developers to store and access massive amounts of data on Google's infrastructure with high reliability, availability and performance," Navneet Joneja, a product manager for Google Cloud Storage, wrote in a blog post announcing the price cuts on Tuesday. "Today, we're also announcing lower storage prices to make it even more affordable to store your data in Google's cloud."

The new prices bring Google onto the same level as Amazon, which cut its storage prices in early February.

Prices for the first terabyte of data stored in Google storage now run to $0.12 (£0.07) per gigabyte, per month.

A full breakdown of the new prices are available from Google's pricing page.

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