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Amazon S3 Now Stores 905 Billion Objects

Sites include . Published on April 22nd, 2012. Written by Anthony West.

Before Dropbox became a household name, Amazon was ruling the cloud storage space with its Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) for many years; in fact, Amazon S3 is still one of the biggest players in the cloud storage space and has the numbers to prove it.

The company’s latest data on the growth and performance of Amazon S3 is boasting impressive numbers indeed. According to Amazon, at the end of 2012, the platform had over 905 billion objects stored. What makes this near-trillion storage mark so impressive is the fact that 2 years ago, S3 had just 262 billion objects stored. At the end of Q4 2011 Amazon S3 counted just 762 billion objects stored. This means that in a very short space of time, S3 is growing rapidly despite the presence of sound competition in the space.

Of course it’s not all about storage capacity and S3 is proving its capabilities insofar as performance and data handling is concerned. According to Amazon, the platform routinely handles over 650,000requests per second, and it sometimes peaks at much higher levels.

No doubt the service will continue to dominate the space and it’s not far-fetched that there might soon be some consolidation in the market with Amazon leading the way.

Do you use Amazon S3? Let us know what you like about the service in the comments below.

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