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