Web hosting provider Liquid Web announced on Wednesday it has significantly reduced bandwidth pricing for new and existing customers using its Storm platform, which includes dedicated, VPS, SSD and block storage options in the cloud.
The move comes a few weeks after Liquid Web updated its Storm High Performance Block Storage product with new scaling capabilities, and the ability to cross-mount, or enable multiple servers to read and write data to and from the same data store.
Under the new pricing structure, customers will no longer have to pay for any inbound data transfer.
As for outbound data transfer, Liquid Web has introduced new pricing and packages that include 5TB for free, which translates to an up to 80 percent savings over its previous pricing structure.
Current Liquid Web customers will see their bandwidth pricing automatically reduced.
Liquid Web says it is in the position to lower its pricing after making more network improvements including expanded capacity and the addition of a few new peering partners to Liquid Web’s network.
The company is currently peered with Amazon, Google, Akamai, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Facebook, as well as other trusted telecommunications networks.
These changes are in line with Liquid Web’s stated mission to simultaneously improve its networking infrastructure while also reducing cost to its customers.
“One the goals we hope to accomplish by constantly seeking improvements for our network and allocating additional peering partners — aside from the obvious uptime and connectivity we achieve — has always been to increase the value of our service for our customers,” said Liquid Web founder and CEO Matthew Hill. “Many providers’ pricing plans offer what ends up constituting as, a ‘premium’ for low usage rates. With these changes, we further separate ourselves from this mindset by ensuring that we’re offering the lowest possible price at all usage levels.”
As previously mentioned, Liquid Web customers will no longer have to pay for inbound bandwidth.
As for its outbound bandwidth, customers will receive 5,000 GB per month for free, then charged $50 for 6,000 GB per month, $150 for 8,000 GB per month, $250 for 10,000 GB per month, $450 for 15,000 GB per month, and $750 for 20,000 GB per month.
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