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Microsoft is taking the fight to Amazon, cutting Azure cloud storage transaction prices by 90 per cent. A statement on Microsoft's Windows Azure team blog says: "We heard you loud and clear that you want cheaper transaction costs for Windows Azure Blobs, Tables, Queues, and Drives. We are therefore very pleased today to slash …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Oh dear...

    if Azure is on OCZ SSDs I think it would be best to keep my data well away from it. But looking on the bright side, it's Microsoft that will have all the fun with the OCZ RMA department.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Has any of this been confirmed? Going to try out Azure, but I haven't seen any other reports (with official source) suggesting Azure announced on Wednesday will even offer SSD as a 'feature' of the Azure cloud let alone OCZ supplying the Azure cloud with SSDs.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Try it out on Azure. Run a UnixBench and you'll see it's running SSDs equivalent block storage. And OCZ might've had issues with Sandforce controllers in the past, but they've always backed it up with a good warranty (at least where I'm at, never had a problem with same-day RMA and I've had 4 drives over the years).

    The Vertex 4 is also backed by a 5 year warranty and unlike the Intel 520 which are starting to have problems due to the Sandforce controllers, it uses their own tech.

    Their enterprise drives offer much more value-performance than Fusion IO.

    Looking good overall.

  4. Crisp
    Paris Hilton

    I was disappointed the the article did not relate to the picture.

    Paris Icon. Because that doesn't relate to the article either.

    1. Faye Berdache

      Re: I was disappointed the the article did not relate to the picture.

      Quite so. I want to know where to get that dress. It looks fab.

      1. Aitor 1

        Re: I was disappointed the the article did not relate to the picture.

        I also clicked for the pic.. here is the original: (75$)

        Or, if you prefer to buy from the chinese FOB: (8,56... big difference)

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