Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Web 2.0: Demand Strains Amazon Web Services

Amazon.com's online computing and data storage service is so popular that the company must scale back the beta program.

This is an interesting article. I had never heard of Amazon's Web Services (click to read the article to learn more).

Another thing that was interesting to learn is that similar to Richard Bransons's Virgin Galactic, Jeff Bezos (of Amazon) is funding a company called Blue Origin to build vehicles for space travel. Here is an interesting excerpt:

"Bezos noted that Blue Origin, a company he funded to build vehicles that would cut the cost of travel to outer space, used S3 (part of Amazon's web services) in January to handle an unexpected huge spike in demand for access to its Web page. When Blue Origin added video to its site, popular sites like Slashdot.org linked to it, and traffic exploded from almost nothing to more than 3.5 million visitors in a day, he said."

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