Amazon S3 has become the 8000 pound gorilla in the Cloud.  Its fascinating growth is a great case study of how to scale a business.  Faced with the need to build their customer service and fulfillment infrastructure to respond to growth and demand, Jeff Bezos and his team built the biggest and the best – and continue to do so.

At the same time he created a platform for us to use – not just his customers, but others who want to use the best back end resources to serve THEIR OWN customers.

Its truly a model for 21st Century technology and worthy of praise – occasional outages notwithstanding.

Thanks to Louis Goddard and The Verge
Why Amazon’s worldwide cloud computing service is just the start | The Verge