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Amazon AWS S3 and EC2 Impressions and Current Pricing January 4, 2008

Posted by John in Technology.
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I have been very impressed with Amazon’s Web Service – AWS and the new service EC2. I’ve been kicking the tires for the past month setting up servers and computing for a prototype that I’m working on. It’s great. I’ve been following this since Amazon launched S3. They will be expanding more with SimpleDB (which I’ll never use) and more. I couldn’t get access to the limited beta on the DevPay.

BottomLine: It’s a great service. All startups must use this service. It is great for bootstrapping and getting a beta product to look and perform like ‘full production”. I love it. However I find provisioning and overall Q0S issues vague. It scares me for full production but it’s great to get something going.

My future take: this is the future. Utility computing is here to stay. My kids will say to me “dad you had to build your own datacenters locally and build out you’re own colocations…how lame”.

Opportunity for Entrepreneurs: New winners will emerge to make this trend accelerate – virtualization companies will emerge with the right solutions to create a management stack for these big utilities (expect Google to have a utility public service soon). For all other startups they will be users of these ‘clouds’.

Nice Job Amazon. Ding on Amazon: please fix Alexa.

Here is the lastest pricing as of Jan 2008:

Pricing

Pay only for what you use. There is no minimum fee. Estimate your monthly bill using the AWS Simple Monthly Calculator.

We charge less where our costs are less, thus some prices vary across geographic regions and are based on the location of the bucket.

United States

    Storage
    $0.15 per GB-Month of storage usedData Transfer
    $0.10 per GB – all data transfer in$0.18 per GB – first 10 TB / month data transfer out
    $0.16 per GB – next 40 TB / month data transfer out
    $0.13 per GB – data transfer out / month over 50 TB

    Requests
    $0.01 per 1,000 PUT or LIST requests
    $0.01 per 10,000 GET and all other requests*
    * No charge for delete requests

Europe

    Storage
    $0.18 per GB-Month of storage usedData Transfer
    $0.10 per GB – all data transfer in

    $0.18 per GB – first 10 TB / month data transfer out
    $0.16 per GB – next 40 TB / month data transfer out
    $0.13 per GB – data transfer out / month over 50 TB

    Requests
    $0.012 per 1,000 PUT or LIST requests
    $0.012 per 10,000 GET and all other requests*
    * No charge for delete requests

    Data transfer “in” and “out” refers to transfer into and out of Amazon S3. Data transferred between Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3, is free of charge (i.e., $0.00 per GB), except data transferred between Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3-Europe, which will be charged at regular rates.

    Storage and bandwidth size includes all file overhead.

    (Amazon S3 is sold by Amazon Web Services LLC.)

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1. idpt0000 - January 4, 2008

Amazon’s recent move on web services is so impressive.

http://idpt0000.wordpress.com/2006/10/30/amazon-wanna-to-be-tech-giant/

And there is limited competitor that can delivery the massive computing power / storage. And there seems nobody is willing to reveal these power to public. You may just scan through the following big names :

Yahoo / Google (Youtube) / Facebook / Myspace / Wikipedia …

Definitely, it is one of the future trend. Let’s imagine how easy for AWS or alike service is taking up the market share of tradition web host / data center business …

So, the next question is if these services can penetrate the corporate business world ? and how do they tackle the data security / ownership issue …


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