United Kingdom: Civo to abolish data egress fees for customers unconditionally

Apr 06, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

UK cloud services provider Civo has said that it will abolish all data egress fees for customers, an offer which goes beyond that which is being proposed by the hyperscalers.

The company said in a statement: “The end of all egress fees on Civo comes with no requirements or limits, with businesses empowered to flexibly move their data between Civo and other platforms to suit their priorities,” said the company, in a statement. “This is in contrast to other providers that only ended egress fees with significant caveats, including requiring a customer to exit the platform.”

Google was the first to make such a move, getting rid of its egress fees in January 2024 for customers looking to exit the provider. Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) followed suit in March, with Azure taking a similar hard stance on exiting the provider to qualify. AWS does not require a full exit from its services but does have other stipulations including a rigorous approval process and allows only 60 days to complete the migration.