Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Google-Amazon Cloud Price Battle

Google Wins In Amazon Cloud Price Battle - InformationWeek: "Let's put this week's cloud price cuts in context. Cash-rich Google has made it harder for Amazon to profit on AWS. Whether or not Google steals a ton of AWS customers, Google wins. 8 Data Centers For Cloud's Toughest Jobs (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) In a remarkable display of the cloud's pricing dynamics, first Google, then Amazon Web Services announced severe price cuts to basic services this week. Prices of popular virtual servers plummeted 30%, and a new round of competition was initiated in cloud storage, with prices cut in half. Amazon didn't quite match the price cuts that Google made in entry-level storage, so it's lost the price leader's mantle there...."

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