Updated: Amazon(s amzn) isn’t the only cloud provider slicing storage prices. On Tuesday Google(s goog) cut the price on Google Cloud Storage by up to 15 percent in some cases. With this move and the naming of five new front-end storage partners, Google appears to be making a serious play for the enterprise storage business from which it has been largely absent.
In that arena it will square off with — you guessed it — Amazon Web Services, which last month cut its S3 storage prices and on Monday discounted Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) services. Standard Google Cloud Storage now costs a tad less than Amazon S3 and Microsoft Windows Azure storage. Generally, the price of cloud storage is broken out into different per-GB fees for data stored, plus network charges for data flowing into and out of the cloud and the cost of certain requests.
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