Amazon S3 - Simple Storage Service

Posted on Thursday, March 16 2006 @ 3:14 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Amazon launched an impressive new storage service. They ask only $0.15 a month per GB stored and only $0.20 a month per GB transferred.

  • Write, read, and delete objects containing from 1 byte to 5 gigabytes of data each. The number of objects you can store is unlimited.
  • Each object is stored and retrieved via a unique, developer-assigned key.
  • Authentication mechanisms are provided to ensure that data is kept secure from unauthorized access. Objects can be made private or public, and rights can be granted to specific users.
  • Uses standards-based REST and SOAP interfaces designed to work with any Internet-development toolkit.
  • Built to be flexible so that protocol or functional layers can easily be added. Default download protocol is HTTP. A BitTorrent (TM) protocol interface is provided to lower costs for high-scale distribution. Additional interfaces will be added in the future.
  • More info over here.

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