One of the challenges we have had at RawVoice is getting bandwidth at reasonable prices. So I was pretty blown away today when I saw the pricing of Google Ap Engine bandwidth prices.
We have been using Amazon S3 for some services like media backup but it is pretty obvious that Amazon is going to have to get their game on and bring prices down to compete with Google.
Free quota to get started: 500MB storage and enough CPU and bandwidth for about 5 million pageviews per month!
$0.10 – $0.12 per CPU core-hour
$0.15 – $0.18 per GB-month of storage
$0.11 – $0.13 per GB outgoing bandwidth
$0.09 – $0.11 per GB incoming bandwidth
This pricing should affect CDN prices as well. While CDN prices of .11 cents a gig can be obtained it is very difficult for a startup to move the volume required to really get that pricing. Way to go Google! TechCrunch