back to article AWS chops data transfer fees by massive extension of free tier – 2 months after rival previewed R2 Storage

AWS has improved its free tier for data transfer, from 1GB to 100GB per month for transfer to the internet, and from 50GB to 1TB for CloudFront, its content delivery network. According to AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr "as a result of this change millions of AWS customers worldwide will no longer see a charge for these two …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "According to AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr"

    Chief evangelist.

    Can't shake the image of someone who is just one reveal away from crying on set and begging forgiveness for having cheated on his wife.

    Mine's the one without a Bible in the pocket.

    1. ronkee

      Re: "According to AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr"

      That's the other Jeff.

  2. Rob F

    Just waiting for Azure to respond to this

    with their exorbitant egress fees.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Free for little me?

    Is this 100% free for the people like me that buy VPS's for small home stuff? I just need to run some dockers and about a gig of memory.

    1. l8gravely

      Re: Free for little me?

      I;d look at Linode or Digital Ocean instead, you can get a $5/mon or $10/mon droplet which should cover your needs quite nicely. I run my own domain and IMAP setup on there. Linode is better for email, since you don't tend to get blocked as much as you do on DO, which is where I started.

  4. runt row raggy

    govcloud isn't a region

    from the pedantry department, govcloud isn't a region. it's a partition consisting of two regions us-gov-east-1 and us-gov-west-1. a partition has a unique set of global resources such as user IDs.

  5. PoojaY

    Is Actual bandwidth data out charges reduced or not?

    Aws Charges about $0.1 per GB in all regions, but DigitalOcean $0.01. That is 10x cheaper than AWS.

    Please answer.

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