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Amazon Web Services - a brief overview

Jun 23, 2010, 21:04 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Linux User & Developer magazine for this link. ]

"Need more storage? You could buy a new hard disk, SSD or USB drive. But why not migrate to the cloud and make use of Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

"One of the most popular options in this collection of could services is the Simple Storage Service (S3) that provides web-service-based storage. Users enjoy pay-as-you-go; the cost depends on the region used and the amount of data stored. Pricing starts at $0.15 per GB for the first 50TB per month, $0.01 per 1,000 put, copy, post or list queries, and $0.01 per 10,000 get queries. Above 50TB usage, the price decreases.

"The 'Simple' in Simple Storage Service doesn't mean that using this service is simple for the user; it means that there are just a few features provided"

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