- Better redundancy and performance. With the geographically redundancy storage option, we replicate data to another region at least 400 miles away.
Announcing Reduced Pricing on Storage
As you may recall from the April announcement, we committed to match Amazon Web Services prices for commodity services like compute, storage and bandwidth. Effective March 13, customers will see lower prices for Block Blobs Storage and Disks/Page Blobs Storage matching AWS’ prices. We’re also making the new prices effective worldwide which means that Azure storage will be less expensive than AWS in many regions. Here are the details… We are matching AWS’ lowest prices (US East Region) for S3 and EBS by reducing prices by up to 20% and making the lower prices available in all regions worldwide. For Locally Redundant Disks/Page Blobs Storage we are reducing prices by up to 28%. We are also reducing the price of Azure Storage transactions by 50%. While we know that price really matters for these commodity services, we also know that it is not just a price decision, it’s also about great performance, reliability and scalability. We are deeply committed to maintaining market leading price-for-performance and providing best in class reliability / scalability. Customers using Windows Azure for storage already enjoy many benefits in addition to low price vs. the competition: