Why Did Amazon Cut Cloud Computing Rates? Part I Last month, Amazon had announced a considerable reduction in S3 cloud storage rates. Effective 1 February 2012, the following rates apply in the US Standard region: Information on rates for other regions – US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and South America (Sao Paulo) – are available at http://aws.amazon.com/s3/#pricing. The Sao Paulo operations are a recent addition to the Amazon portfolio (See: Amazon Expands Cloud Footprint with Brazil Operations). According to Amazon, this price decrease translated to a 12% reduction in costs
CloudTweaks Consulting We have realized over the past year or so that many businesses are looking for that extra little bit of help in terms of putting together the most cost effective cloud strategy for their business. It may seem like a daunting task as more and more cloud services become readily available and you’re still not sure as to which is best for your company. We do understand that you want to save money and are ready to embrace and adopt the cloud. CloudTweaks is here to help you make the right decisions for your business. We have some
Microsoft Windows Azure Part IV Pricing: Microsoft is cognizant of the fact that its cloud services Windows Azure, SQL Azure etc., needs to be accessed by developers so that innovative applications can be built on the platform. Towards this, promotional attractive offers consisting of a lot of compute hours were provided in the past, including the CTP Community Technology Preview. There are continuous requests from this community that prolonged free access should be provided; recently Amazon Web Services came up with micro instances at 3 cents per hour for Windows instances and there had been no matching announcements from Microsoft.