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Since Google announced the launch of its Compute Engine in mid 2012, the competition for this lucrative slice of the cloud market has heated up. Amazon AWS, which has the lion’s share of the cloud infrastructure market, has progressively reduced its pricing no less than 30 times in the last 7 years, and this downward cost trend will no doubt continue with Google’s recent drop in its raw compute costs .A race to the bottom on cost has to be a good thing for consumers, universities, governments and business alike, all looking to cut IT costs, right? Well, maybe not.
Telstra has announced a partnership with enterprise-focused cloud storage service Box, and says it will offer the service to its business and enterprise customers “in the coming months”. But will those sort of arrangements be enough to persuade users not to install their own cloud storage and syncing alternatives?
Voting is now open in the 2013 Lifehacker Awards! Here’s a reminder and a chance to vote for the best cloud storage provider.
We’re still after your suggestions Lifehacker Awards nominations. This morning, we want to hear about your favourite cloud storage service.