[AWS:S3|EC2] Data Transfer Prices for Amazon Customers Takes A Plunge

by M. David Peterson

As per a post to the Amazon Web Services forums earlier this evening,

Amazon Web Services Developer Connection : Lower Data Transfer Costs


Posted By: Kathrin@AWS
Created in: Forum: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Beta)
Posted: Apr 22, 2008 7:40 PM MDT
Dear Amazon Web Services developers,
We've often told you that one of our goals is to drive down costs continuously and to pass those savings on to you. We have been able to reduce our costs for data transfer, so we're pleased to announce that we're lowering our pricing for data transfer, effective May 1, 2008. You'll notice below that we've reduced price at every existing usage tier of transfer out, as well as added an additional tier for the heaviest users.

Current data transfer price (through April 30, 2008)
$0.100 per GB - data transfer in
$0.180 per GB - first 10 TB / month data transfer out
$0.160 per GB - next 40 TB / month data transfer out
$0.130 per GB - data transfer out / month over 50 TB

Data transfer "in" and "out" refers to transfer into and out of the Amazon service. Data transferred between Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3-US, Amazon SimpleDB and Amazon SQS is free of charge (i.e., $0.00 per GB). Data transferred between Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3-Europe will be charged at regular rates.

New data transfer price (effective May 1, 2008)
$0.100 per GB - data transfer in
$0.170 per GB - first 10 TB / month data transfer out
$0.130 per GB - next 40 TB / month data transfer out
$0.110 per GB - next 100 TB / month data transfer out
$0.100 per GB - data transfer out / month over 150 TB

Data transfer "in" and "out" refers to transfer into and out of the Amazon service. Data transferred between Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3-US, Amazon SimpleDB and Amazon SQS is free of charge (i.e., $0.00 per GB). Data transferred between Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3-Europe will be charged at regular rates.

The result of this pricing change is that all customers will see a reduction in the price of transfer out. For example, a customer transferring 50TB a month will save 16% and a customer transferring 500TB a month will save 26% on transfer with the new pricing. Please see http://aws.amazon.com for full pricing information for each service.

Sincerely,
The Amazon Web Services Team


*SWEEEEET!* :D While everything else around us seems to be going the opposite direction, it's nice to see Amazon is continuing to find ways to make their services more affordable for us little guys and the big boys alike.

Thanks, Amazon!