Following, Microsoft's last week's announcement of "all inbound data transfers for both peak and off-peak times being will be free with Windows Azure starting July 1." Amazon also announced a price cut for out-bound data transfer on Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as cuts in its CloudFront Content Delivery (CDN) pricing.
"There is no charge for inbound data transfer across all services in the US and Europe. That means, you can upload petabytes of data without having to pay for inbound data transfer fees. On outbound transfer, you will save up to 68% depending on volume usage. For example, if you were transferring 10 TB in and 10 TB out a month, you will save 52% with the new pricing. If you were transferring 500 TB in and 500 TB out a month, you will save 68% on transfer with the new pricing," blogged Amazon officials on official Amazon Web Services blog.
Amazon officials also stated, "Likewise, we are also pleased to announce that for our Content Delivery Network, Amazon CloudFront, we're also lowering prices effective July 1, 2011. We've added new pricing tiers in every region. Also, in the US and Europe, we've reduced data transfer pricing in every tier."
Here's the latest pricing chart:
[Source: Amazon Web Services Blog]