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Amazon S3 Growth for 2011 – Now 762 Billion Objects

As of the end of 2011, there are 762 billion (762,000,000,000) objects in Amazon S3. We process over 500,000 requests per second for these objects at peak times.

Here’s the annual growth chart:

This represents year-over-year growth of 192%; S3 grew faster last year than it did in any year since it launched in 2006.

Where are all of these objects coming from? Although we definitely made it easier for you to delete objects using Multi-Object Deletion and Object Expiration, we also gave you plenty of ways to upload new objects using Multipart upload, AWS Direct Connect, and AWS Import/Export.

— Jeff;

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Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.