Web hosting provider Liquid Web yesterday announced that 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. Customers don’t have to pay for any inbound data transfer under the new pricing structure. However, for outbound data transfer, Liquid Web has introduced new pricing and packages that include 5TB for free, which translates to up to 80 percent savings over its previous pricing structure. As an outcome of this move, current Liquid Web customers will see their bandwidth pricing automatically reduced.
Liquid Web, currently peered with Amazon, Google, Akamai, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Facebook, as well as other trusted telecommunications networks, 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.
“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.”
For 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.