Just a quick note: Amazon Web Services announced that effective November 1st, 2008, a new tiered pricing model for Amazon S3 will go into effect. The new model features four price tiers, with prices decreasing based on the amount of storage used by each customer. If you are familiar with pricing at S3 currently, you will be able to tell that Amazon is offering volume discounts for those that use more storage. While the price-cutting does not apply to data transfers, it's still going to help those using the service some some money.
Some additional information about S3:
- Currently there are over 29 billion objects stored in Amazon S3 vs. 22 billion at the end of Q2 2008.
- On Oct. 1, the service peaked at over 70,000 requests per second to store, retrieve, or delete an object.
- Over 400,000 developers have registered to use Amazon Web Service.