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Amazon Zocalo - Now Generally Available

27 Aug 2014 in Amazon Zocalo | permalink

Amazon Zocalo has been available in a Limited Preview since early July (see my blog post, Amazon Zocalo - Document Storage and Sharing for the Enterprise to learn more). During the Limited Preview, many AWS users expressed interest in evaluating Zocalo and were admitted in to the Preview on a space-available basis.

Today we are making Amazon Zocalo generally available to all AWS customers. You can sign up today and start using Zocalo now. There's a 30-day free trial (200 GB of storage per user for up to 50 users); after that you pay $5 per user per month (see the Zocalo Pricing page for more information).

As part of this move to general availability, we are also announcing that AWS CloudTrail now records calls made to the Zocalo API. This API is currently internal, but we plan to expose it in the future. If you are interested in building applications that work with the Zocalo API, please express your interest by emailing us at zocalo-feedback@amazon.com. We are very interested in learning more about the kinds of applications that you are thinking about building.

I have become a regular user of Zocalo, and also a big fan! I generally have between 5 and 10 blog post drafts under way at any given time. I write the first draft, upload it to Zocalo, and share it with the Product Manager for initial review. We iterate on the early drafts to smooth out any kinks, and then share it with a wider audience for final review. When multiple reviewers provide feedback on the same document, Zocalo's Feedback tab lets me scan, summarize, and respond to the feedback quickly and efficiently.

-- Jeff;