Bezos at Web 2 Expo….S3 Data

Jeff Bezos just gave out some first look data on his S3 web scale storage business. It's pretty impressive, if hard to fully grok. He said that S3 has scaled to 5 billion objects stored since inception. His presentation on how S3 and EC2 work together was pretty impressive….at…

Jeff Bezos just gave out some first look data on his S3 web scale storage business. It’s pretty impressive, if hard to fully grok. He said that S3 has scaled to 5 billion objects stored since inception. His presentation on how S3 and EC2 work together was pretty impressive….at FM we’re scaling servers and dealing with spiky conditions and man, EC2 sure sounds good…

4 thoughts on “Bezos at Web 2 Expo….S3 Data”

  1. Hey… great work today. Indeed, it was nice to see inside the AWS machine. It seems to be maturing at an extremely fast rate. Most impressive of the keynotes was the comment from your JotSpot fellow that it’s best to “beta your business model when you beta your product.”

    Point taken!

  2. John, what about this is hard to grok? (I’m happy to help you out with the particulars — my site uses S3 and I’ve done formal evaluations of the S3 and EC2 offering for my consulting clients.)

    I’d say that the big story with the S3 and EC2 service isn’t scalability but latency. S3 is a terrific idea and a terrific service, but it’s not quite the same as an endless hard drive or a high-availability web server — its performance characteristics are much different.

  3. Well, it’s the latency issue and the setting up servers issue. EC2 is supposed to be automatic but, we have a pretty complicated balancing, etc.

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