Honouring our commitment to always provide the best ROI, best service for money, and best in class reliability and availability, we have announced world-wide price reductions in storage.
“As you may recall from the April announcement, we committed to match Amazon Web Services prices for commodity services like compute, storage and bandwidth. Effective March 13, customers will see lower prices for Block Blobs Storage and Disks/Page Blobs Storage matching AWS’ prices. We’re also making the new prices effective worldwide which means that Azure storage will be less expensive than AWS in many regions.”
“Cloud Spectator's recent study, A Comparative Analysis of 5 Large Cloud IaaS Providers, showed Windows Azure Infrastructure Services was the highest performing provider and on average has 3X better price for performance than Amazon EC2”
Here is a link to the full blog post for the announcement.