Following up on to my blog post on AWS China Tips and Differences I have had a few people ask me about pricing in China. With this in mind I wanted to share a little information on the differences in costing for AWS China (Beijing) as its only available if you already have an account. This isn’t particularly useful if your only exploring your options for entering the market.
Firstly you should be aware AWS China is still scaling up so I would expect the economy of scale to have some effect on their prices. Also there are different regulations and costs involved with doing business in China and I don’t know the impact this has on local pricing. Having said that I wouldn’t be surprised if we see price drops in the future. At the moment its a little more expensive than their global services. If you need low latency access from within China on AWS its the only way to go.