More and more, the web isn’t just a way we communicate: it’s a place where data and applications reside. The availability of platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Google AppEngine has made it possible for startups to get going without any investment in servers at all. With more than one major player in this platform game, we’re starting to see price competition: Amazon just lowered the prices for moving data out of its services.
Specifically, the cost of pulling data out of AWS is dropping from a range of 18 cents to 13 cents per GB down to 17 cents to 10 cents per GB, depending on how much data you shift. A company transferring 150TB per month, for example, will save $3,300 each month with the new pricing – a nice little bonus for sticking with AWS.