Amazon Web Services - a brief overview
Jun 23, 2010, 21:04 (1 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ 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"