Microsoft Plans to Cut Azure Cloud Storage Cost to Match AWS Cloud Services

Microsoft Plans to Cut Azure Cloud Storage Cost to Match AWS Cloud Services

Microsoft Plans to Cut Azure Cloud Storage Cost to Match AWS Cloud Services

Microsoft is anticipating a reasonable undercut of AWS services in different territories by lowering the cost of its Azure cloud storage services. The users can benefit from the healthy competition in the domain of cloud services.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – A substantial reduction in the prices of Azure cloud storage services is being implemented by Microsoft Corporation in the wake of making its cloud computing services more affordable and competitive against the cloud services giant AWS. This was announced by the software giant on Jan 28, 2014.

This announcement came after the announcement of AWS to reduce the prices of its public cloud services earlier a few days before. This cost reduction in the domain of cloud storage and other cloud computing services indicates a clear rivalry of these two giants to capture as much customer base as possible, in this domain of business.

In the company statement, it was further explained that the price reduction will be implemented from March 13, 2014 and it will be implemented across the board globally. “This reduction in cost will result Azure cloud services, such as – Block Blob Storage, Page Blobs, and Disk Blobs Storage – available at lower than AWS services in certain regions and countries” quoted in the statement.

Amazon is the leading provider of cloud storage services for many years and it keeps its services and prices competitive on a regular basis – on the other hand, Microsoft has officially launched its cloud storage services (IaaS) on Azure just a few months back in 2013. But, the software giant claims that its services are more reliable, robust, secure and featured as compared to that of AWS – and, it strongly tempts the business users to its public cloud services for better bottom lines.

While writing in his blog post, the General Manager Business Strategy at Microsoft Windows Azure, Steven Martin said, “Customers can get durable volumes attached to virtual machine instances for no additional charge. Amazon, on the other hand, requires customers to pay for both a standard volume and a snapshot stored on its Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) to get the same capability.”

Many experts in the domain of cloud computing industry are observing that the transparency in services and cost of cloud based services is increasingly being projected by different cloud computing service providers, which is a good sign for the future of the industry.

Web Hosting Provider Announces Upgrades to its Reseller Plans

Web Hosting Provider Announces Upgrades to its Reseller Plans

Web Hosting Provider Announces Upgrades to its Reseller Plans – 2011-07-31 – On Wednesday, the reseller web hosting provider made the announcement that it has finalized upgrades to its reseller web hosting plans and its overall service offers. As reported by a press release, the modifications that the company has been working on for the last couple of months will take effect with this publication.

As stated by the web hosting provider from now on, all the reseller web hosting plans now provide, along with price increases, greater data transfer and disk space allotments.

“As a market leader in reseller hosting for nearly eight years, we have always believed it is critical to continually improve our infrastructure and service offerings,” says Jimmy Lu, director of operations for said in a statement. “Today’s announcement underscores our commitment to not only staying competitive in the marketplace, but also making the long-term investments in technology that allow our customers to prosper in their own businesses.”

According to the press release the reseller web hosting plans now provide a much better performance as well as access to Litespeed Web Server. They have been moved to Gazzin’s brand new cloud web hosting environment. According to Litespeed’s website, it is a “is “much faster than Apache in terms of content distribution.” The service also has optimized coding so sites run faster and built-in DDoS protection.

Every plan offers a 24×7 support as well as unlimited subdomain, unlimited domain alias and free setup. The web hosting company claims to have made “significant improvements” to its server hardware and network infrastructure for increased performance and more network uptime.
The possibility of having unmetered bandwidth is also available for customers. The clients can also choose from from Xen-based VPS plans and Windows VPS.

Web Hosting Provider Enterhost Upgrades Cooling System

Web Hosting Provider Enterhost Upgrades Cooling System

Web Hosting Provider Enterhost Upgrades Cooling System – 2011-07-19 – Web hosting provider Enterhost announces that they replaced its usual cooling system with an air conditioning system by Data Aire, Inc. It is the company’s most green and energy-efficient data center air conditioning system. Enterhost Web Hosting wanted to reduce its environmental footprint by doing this phased, three-year change to its 20,000-square-foot data center.

Data centers are considered the backbone of the information knowledge. They are a storage system that contains the servers. They ensure safe infrastructure technology solutions to companies or others. But one of the main disadvantages of data centers is that they need to consume a huge amount of power. Servers’ and data centers’ energy consumption will represent $7.4 billion in annual electricity cost and will reach over 100 billion kWh this year, according to estimates by The Environmental Protection Agency.

For this reason, web hosting provider Enterhost is trading in its old-time equipment for the brand new, extremely environmentally friendly, gForce technology by Data Aire. The non-ozone depleting refrigerants gForce technology will, in theory, save Enterhost up to 40 percent of energy saving. The gForce, along with its energy-efficient fans and cooling coils, is compliant submissive with the standards recommended by the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

Furthermore, the web hosting provider also opted to reengineer its data center in order to be able to reduce to a minimum the number of physical servers by offering advanced virtualization technologies and cloud computing solutions. Those servers will be able to provide storage capacity as well other key requirements along with helping the environment.

“Our energy-saving initiatives have allowed us to make improvements to our data center and NOC, resulting in conserving resources. We are committed to reducing our power consumption and passing these savings on to our clients,” said Carissa Cotner, Enterhost’s spokesperson.