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Amazon’s S3 Web Service – Online Hard Drive

March 20th, 2006 · No Comments

It think we’ve hit a new milestone in the web’s development. Amazon.com has announced their Amazon S3 – Simple Storage Service. We now have low cost, “in the cloud” data storage. What does this mean to me? Web developers across the global can now offer online applications without needing to build the costly data storage required to deliver enterprise level applications.

Amazon is pricing this service on a pay as you use basis. $0.15 per Gigabyte of storage and $0.20 per Gigabyte of data transfer. Having built millions of dollars worth of datacenter, this is a good deal.

The possible uses of this service are endless. Online backup, databases, file sharing just to name a few. The only question left is when will Google come out with it’s anticipated GDrive offering to match Amazon’s first move.

Tags: Technology · Web 2.0

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