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Last 2007 Issue: Amazon's S3 and Design Collections

Tiff Fehr

November 26, 2007 at 11:11 PM

Digital Web is happy to present our last issue of 2007 for you, full of new contributors. First, Matthew Smith explains his tips and tools for curating a collection of inspiring design work. In Collecting for Design, Matthew shows the discipline and methodology behind his own design collection.

We also have a treat from the entity known as AWS here to explain the basics of creating Scalable Media Hosting with Amazon S3. Two Amazonians explain S3 and Amazon’s web service collection in terms of advantages for applications and websites large and small. For those yet to understand the possibilities of AWS and S3, have a read!

Lastly, this is our last issue for the winter. Stay tuned in January 2008 for a revamped, rested Digital Web! 2007 has been a great year, but we’re looking forward to starting January off in top style.


Jon Henshaw

November 27, 2007 at 6:45 AM

We’ve had great success using it for live blogging. We were able to use S3 for the WWDC 2007 conference. We had 20,000 simultaneous users for 2 hours and S3 delivered our pages (text & images) without any delay. The most incredible part was that it only cost us $10! This is the page we were serving:

We now use S3 in many of our projects that require cheap and reliable data storage and delivery, including our newest service, Raven – which uses both S3 and EC2 from AWS.

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