OZ Retailers To Benefit From Amazon Google Data Storage War
Overnight Amazon who last year established an Australian hosting service announced that thet have cut the price for its Web-based services in a bid to catch up to Google which has cut its prices for cloud services within the past 24 hours.
Amazon said prices for its S3 storage service, which is used by many corporate customers including Netflix, will be slashed by about 51 percent. The prices of other services will be lowered on average by 28 percent to 61 percent, depending on the product.
The company also rolled out a service to give users a desktop-like computing experience through any Internet-connected computer or tablet without the need to access specific applications like Microsoft Office.
The service, called Amazon WorkSpaces, will be available to customers of Amazon Web Services starting today, the company said.
Google earlier had cut prices on some Internet-based services for businesses by 30 percent. Meanwhile Cisco Systems said earlier this week it would spend $1 billion over the next two years on a system for renting computing services over the Internet.