A few months ago we announced a drop in the price of our anonymization service for those using the latest alpha versions of screen-scraper. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out with this quite as we had planned, so, for the time being, we’re returning to our previous price of 25 cents per server per hour.
For a bit more detail, we were able to do this because Amazon announced the availability of even smaller virtual machine instances that we could use as proxies. As we’ve used these smaller instances over the past few months however, we’ve found them to be so unreliable that they’re essentially unusable. Our hope is that Amazon will improve things on their end, and, once they do, we’ll start using them again and drop the price back down. Cross your fingers and keep posted for when that day comes.