Rivals Amazon and Google both announced steep pricing cuts to their cloud storage services today. Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) prices are dropping 24 percent to 28 percent while the price of Google Cloud Storage has been cut more than 30 percent in the past week.

This seems to be a bit of a pricing war: Google already cut prices by 20 percent earlier this week and then followed up with an additional 10 percent cut today to stay under Amazon’s new pricing. The lower prices for both services take effect December 1.

Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage can be used by developers in tandem with cloud infrastructure services like Google App Engine and the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. Both allow users to store data by the hundreds or even thousands of terabytes.

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