You knew they were coming and here they are. A day after Google(s goog) announced sweeping price cuts — plus a sustained use model that startups seemed to love — Amazon(s amzn) Web Services cut prices for the 42nd time in history.
The cuts range widely but the picture shows the averages.
The news of these, the 42nd set of price cuts in the 8 years of Amazon’s cloud existence, came at the AWS Summit in San Francisco and ranged from an average of 51 percent cuts on S3 storage to 38 percent cuts on EC2 M3 compute instances. On Tuesday, Google which is launching a push for its Google Compute Cloud, unveiled dramatic price cuts of its own, taking on AWS at its own game. Stay tuned for more to come.
And, once again the numbers crunchers at RightScale bail me out with up-to-the-minute comparison of AWS new pricing vs…
View original post 145 more words