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Amazon Lowers Global Cloud Costs

Amazon has yet again dropped their cloud prices not once, not twice, but nineteen times - in just six years.

US electronic ecommerce outfit Amazon has declared a "significant" cost cut across its entire cloud range, and will be giving its savings to its customers.

Consumers using Amazon's EC2, Amazon Elastic Map Reduce (EMR), Amazon RDS, and Amazon ElastiCache will witness the drastic price cuts, as of today.

Costs of their hireable virtual machines (known as Reserved Instances) have dropped by as much as an incredible 37 per cent, whilst its on-demand fees have been reduced by up to 10 per cent.

Although the company has referred to Foursquare and Samsung as two key examples of the ideal consumer, it appears that the web services are utilised by all businesses - big and small.

"We want customers of all sizes, from start-ups to enterprises to government agencies, to be able to use AWS to lower their technology infrastructure costs and focus their scarce engineering resources on work that actually differentiates their businesses and moves their missions forward," explained Amazon's senior web services evangelist, Jeff Barr, on Amazon's Web Services blog.

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