TechTarget SearchStorage, April 2nd, 2018
Startup Wasabi seeks to shake up pricing by eliminating egress fees major cloud storage providers AWS, Google and Microsoft charge to transfer data.
Wasabi Technologies hopes to spark greater enterprise cloud storage adoption with the elimination of its network egress fees. While Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud make you pay bandwidth charges to get data off their public clouds, Wasabi now offers customers a flat pricing option.
Wasabi will charge a flat fee of $.0049 per gigabyte, per month, or $4.99 per terabyte, per month, inclusive of any API calls, such as PUT, GET and POST. Customers already using the vendor's cloud can stick with Wasabi's old pricing scheme of $3.99 per terabyte, per month, and 4 cents per gigabyte for data transfer, with no charge for API calls. But Wasabi Technologies CEO David Friend said the new free-egress pricing model is resonating with current users and drawing increased interest from potential new customers.