Amazon - not just a place for books

In March of 2006, Michael Arrington—founder of Silicon Valley news blog TechCrunch—had an exciting announcement:

Amazon Web Service is launching a new web service tonight called S3 – which stands for “Simple Storage Service”. It is a storage service backend for developers that offers “a highly scalable, reliable, and low-latency data storage infrastructure at very low costs… This is game changing.”

Arrington was right. At this time, Amazon Web Services had yet to release the catalog of services we all know today. Simple Storage Service (S3) provided users with the ability to create an account, enter their credit card number, and have access to upload files to AWS's hosted infrastructure within seconds. ...

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