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Amazon S3 Shoots, Scores, Soars

Developers have been pouring data into Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) at a prodigious rate. In fact, there are now over 800 million discrete objects stored in S3.

Earlier today we announced some of our successes in a press release. Some of the highlights include:

  • The aforementioned 800 million stored objects.
  • Argentinian newspaper La Nacion used Amazon S3 for banner ad storage, allowing them to withstand the onslaught of traffic brought on by the World Cup.
  • Microsoft is using Amazon S3 to make software available to students as part of the MSDN Direct Student Download program.
  • Photo storage and sharing site SmugMug is using Amazon S3 to deal with the scaling requirements brought on by success, adding 10 terabytes of new photos each month without investing in new hardware.
  • Online storage provider Elephant Drive has doubled its user base and quadrupled the amount of data stored since switching to Amazon S3.
  • Backup vendor Jungle Disk was up and running with Amazon S3 less than 30 days after they started development.
  • Media Silo is using Amazon S3 to store digital media assets for video professionals.

— Jeff;

Jeff Barr

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.