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Amazon Cuts Prices on S3

It’s lowering the prices for GET requests by 60% and the prices for PUT, LIST, COPY and POST requests by 50%

Amazon has cut the prices on its S3 cloud storage. Presumably it's seeing the competition bearing down on it in the rear-view mirror.

Anyway, it says that it's reducing S3 request prices in all nine of its regions.

It's lowering the prices for GET requests by 60% and the prices for PUT, LIST, COPY and POST requests by 50%.

That means that in its US Standard Region the price for every 1,000 PUT requests will drop from $0.01 to $0.005 and the price for every 10,000 GET requests will go from $0.01 to $0.004.

The new pricing became effective on April 1 without warning.

Pricing

PUT, COPY, POST, or LIST Requests

$0.005 per 1,000 requests

Glacier Archive and Restore Requests

$0.05 per 1,000 requests

Delete Requests

Free †

GET and all other Requests

$0.004 per 10,000 requests

Glacier Data Restores

Free ††

No charge for delete requests of Standard or RRS objects. For objects that are archived to Glacier, there is a pro-rated charge of $0.03 per gigabyte for objects deleted prior to 90 days. Learn more.

†† Glacier is designed with the expectation that restores are infrequent and unusual, and data will be stored for extended periods of time. You can restore up to 5% of your average monthly Glacier storage (pro-rated daily) for free each month. If you choose to restore more than this amount of data in a month, you are charged a restore fee starting at $0.01 per gigabyte. Learn more.

Amazon has been doing an awful lot of price cutting lately.

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