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Amazon S3 Storage Price Reduction (24 to 28%)

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

I’m writing to you from the floor of AWS re:Invent, where a capacity crowd is learning all about the latest and greatest AWS developments. As part of the welcoming keynote, AWS Senior VP Andy Jassy announced that were reducing prices again. This is our 24th price reduction – we continue to innovate on our customers behalf, and were delighted to pass savings on to you.

Were reducing the price of Amazon S3 storage by 24-28% in the US Standard Region, and making commensurate price reductions in all our nine regions worldwide  as well as reducing the price of Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS). Here are the new prices for Standard Storage in the US Standard Region:

Tier Old Price
(GB / month)
New Price Change
First 1 TB / month $0.125 $0.095 24%
Next 49 TB $0.110 $0.080 27%
Next 450 TB $0.095 $0.070 26%
Next 500 TB $0.090 $0.065 28%
Next 4000 TB $0.080 $0.060 25%
Over 5000 TB $0.055 $0.055 No change

The new prices are listed on the Amazon S3 pricing announcement page. The new prices take effect on December 1, 2012 and will be applied automatically.

Andy also announced that Amazon S3 now stores 1.3 trillion objects and is regularly peaking at over 800,000 requests per second. Weve often talked about the benefits of AWSs scale.  This massive scale is enabling us to make these Amazon S3 price reductions across all of our nine Regions world-wide.

We are also reducing the per-gigabyte storage cost for EBS snapshots, again world-wide. Here are the new prices:

Region Old Price
(GB / month)
New Price Change
US East (N. Virginia) $0.125 $0.095 24%
US West (Oregon) $0.125 $0.095 24%
US West (Northern California) $0.140 $0.105 25%
EU (Ireland) $0.125 $0.095 24%
Asia Pacific (Singapore) $0.125 $0.095 24%
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) $0.130 $0.100 23%
Asia Pacific (Sydney) $0.140 $0.105 25%
South America (Sao Paulo) $0.170 $0.130 24%

— Jeff;