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Amazon Cuts Data Transfer Costs

by Ainsley Jones

Following Microsoft's lead with its Windows Azure platform, Amazon Web Services announced that it was eliminating fees for inbound data transfer and reducing fees for outbound data transfer.

Following Microsoft's lead with its Windows Azure platform, Amazon Web Services announced that it was eliminating fees for inbound data transfer and reducing fees for outbound data transfer. Like Microsoft, the change went into effect, Friday, July 1.

New, reduced pricing tiers for outbound data transfer have been added in every region. The reduction in outbound data transfer costs could save users 40 percent to 68 percent, depending on volume usage, according to Network World.

This article was originally published on Wednesday Jul 6th 2011