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Amazon drops cloud prices, again

Brandon Butler | Nov. 2, 2012
Amazon Web Services, fresh off an outage that brought down big-name sites such as Reddit and Imgur, today announced an 18% price reduction for its virtual machines.

Today's news comes almost two weeks after Amazon experienced its third major outage in two years. On Oct. 22, a memory bug caused by new hardware that had been installed in a Northern Virginia data center caused a cascading effect that eventually brought down a large portion of one of AWS's availability zones.



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