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AWS Data Transfer Price Reduction

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, CloudFront, Price Reduction | | Comments

I am happy to announce that we are reducing the rates for several types of AWS data transfers, effective December 1, 2014, as follows:

  • Outbound Data Transfer – Pricing for data transfer from AWS to the Internet is now 6% to 43% lower, depending on the Region and the amount of data transferred per month.
  • Data Transfer to CloudFront – Data transfer from AWS to Amazon CloudFront is now free of charge.
  • Data Transfer from CloudFront – Pricing for data transfer out of CloudFront edge locations in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia is now 4% to 29% lower, depending on the edge location and usage tier.

Price Reduction – Outbound Data Transfer
Here is a summary of the price reductions for outbound data transfer (See the EC2 pricing and S3 pricing pages for more information):

Price Tier US Standard,
US West (Oregon) &
US West (Northern California)
EU (Ireland),
EU (Frankfurt)
Asia Pacific (Singapore) Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Asia Pacific (Sydney)
First 10 TB/month -25% -25% -37% -30% -26%
Next 40 TB/month -6% -6% -43% -15% -21%
Next 100 TB/month -37% -5% -13%
Next 350 TB/month -33% -6% -14%

The prices for the first 10 TB/month take effect after the bandwidth provided as part of the AWS Free Tier has been consumed.

Price Reduction – Data Transfer from CloudFront
Here is a summary of the price reductions for outbound data transfer from CloudFront to different parts of the world (see the CloudFront pricing, pages for more information):

Price Tier United States Europe Hong Kong, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan Japan Australia
First 10 TB/month -29% -29% -26% -26% -26%
Next 40 TB/month -4% -4% -4%

These prices take effect after the bandwidth provided as part of the AWS Free Tier has been consumed.

As I have noted in the past, we focus on driving down our costs over time. As we do this, we pass the savings along to you!

Jeff;