Transmission Line Noise

amazon S3

Tue, Apr 24, 2007

quite inter­est­ing cdn, con­tent dis­tri­b­u­tion net­work, sys­tem. Based on Ama­zons hard­ware sys­tems you can sign up as long as you have and ama­zon  web ser­vices account and then use Ama­zons stor­age sys­tem.
This is not web host­ing, can­not run a web site from it but you can store and retrive data.

Pric­ing is good, i believe, as you pay only for what you use. There is no min­i­mum fee, and no start-up cost and it’s $0.15 per GB-Month of stor­age used and $0.20 per GB of data transferred.

It is also acce­si­ble via bit tor­rents and SOAP.

THere are some tools around. A really slick one is a fir­fox add-in S3 Fire­fox Organizer(S3Fox) which gives you a two pane ftp type view. The other is AWS Ware which is added to an FTP server to do the trans­fers.