Amazon offers free entry-level Web services pricing. What will Microsoft do?
Mary Jo Foley: On October 21, Amazon.com announced a new, free entry-level tier for new Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers.
Is Microsoft going to retaliate, I wondered. Perhaps.
Amazon announced that new users will will be able to run a free Amazon EC2 instance for a year, “while also leveraging a new free usage tier for Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic Block Store, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, and AWS data transfer.” The company is calling the new offering its free usage tier…Amazon, Azure, Microsoft, Web Services