From InfoWorld: Amazon's AWS cloud computing subsidiary will institute a new tiered pricing structure for its hosted storage service that includes price cuts for high-volume customers.
Simple Storage Service (S3) has reached a level of usage, holding 29 billion objects and handling 70,000 requests per second, that allows AWS to bring down its rates, the company said Thursday.
The new tiered pricing structure will kick in on Nov. 1. Customers aren't required to enter into contracts or commit to minimum fees, since S3 and other AWS services are billed per usage.
S3 is currently being used by companies of all sizes for a variety of tasks, including data backup and archiving, Web site content hosting, and file sharing, according to AWS. Types of IT professionals who use S3 include developers of Web applications, storage managers, and data warehousing administrators, said Alyssa Henry, S3 general manager.
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