Mar 5, 2024

Prof Emeritus Steve Weber Discusses AWS Eliminating Migration Fees

From InfoTechLead

AWS Removes Migration Fees, Assisting Customers in Spending Less on Cloud

By Baburajan Kizhakedath

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the elimination of “egress fees” for their customers, rendering data migration to alternative cloud service providers more accessible.

With this initiative, AWS joins Google in breaking down barriers to cloud provider switching, leaving Microsoft as the sole major player imposing substantial fees hindering customer migration.

“Removing exit fees is now table stakes for hyper scale cloud providers and Microsoft is being dragged reluctantly to that table. If the company wants to show that it is actually in favor of an open and competitive cloud services market Microsoft needs to take significant action, the most compelling of which would be revoking its exclusivity arrangement with OpenAI,” Steve Weber, Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley School of Information, said.


Steven Weber is a professor emeritus of the I School, retiring in 2021. He previously served as the faculty director at the Center for Long Term Cybersecurity (CLTC).

Last updated:

March 6, 2024