Amazon Cuts Prices on S3

7 thoughts on “Amazon Cuts Prices on S3”

  1. Amazon is definitely leading the way by providing cloud storage for companies, however, I as a competitor to Amazon S3 feel that their prices are still way too high. The cost of hard drives have dropped significantly yet (a 1TB SATA HDD now costs $100 on newegg, it used to cost $200 about 6 months ago) and Amazon only managed to reduce the costs for their top tier customers.

    My company, MyBloop, offers storage for businesses at much lower prices than Amazon S3. We’re based in the NY/NJ area and are expanding within our area first. Our service is fast (dedicated pipes to prevent fluctuating speeds in downloads as in S3), reliable (data centers in NY and expanding to NJ), and we’re green. We hand build all our machines to make them as cost effective and energy efficient as possible.

    We’re expanding our program to a couple other businesses slowly as we grow our efforts. We’re no Amazon right now in terms of sheer size however we’re making good progress by offering all of the above as well as better prices than Amazon S3.

    Having said that, if any businesses out there are finding S3 to be too expensive and would like to test out migrating small amounts of their data over to our faster service, please send over an email at fitim@mybloop.com. We’ll be opening it up for public signup in the short future.

    Thanks.

    (I posted this same comment on TechCrunch a little earlier, I read both blogs.)

  2. This doesn’t make a difference for most companies. How many companies have 50TB of data to store? So this is no news really. Also their bandwidth costs are too high. BTW, we have been using S3 almost from its launch. But let’s not make a big deal of this.

  3. I am in the same boat on these price changes – disappointed at the lack of aggressiveness. I started looking at S3 2 years ago and couldn’t justify the price. Now storage is about 25% the cost of what it was 2 years ago and their price is basically the same. I really love the service, but I can’t see the costs as realistic. The big killer IMO is that if you use this to project future price drops it will become even less attractive over time.

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