Amazon’s popular S3 storage service shows no sign of slowing down. At the end of the first quarter, it was home to more than 905 billion objects, up from 762 billion for the previous quarter, according to the company’s Amazon Web Services blog.

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In case anyone thought the Amazon cloud was losing steam,  the company published new data showing that the number of objects stored in Amazon’s S3 service soared to 905 billion in the first quarter of 2012, up from 762 billion for the previous quarter.

In its Amazon Web Services blog, the company said more than a billion objects are added to S3 storage daily either through Amazon’s S3 APIsAWS Import/Export, the AWS Storage Gateway, several backup tools, and via Direct Connect pipes.

Feature photo courtesy of  Flickr user redjar

  1. That s curve is tailing off fast

    1. It doesn’t include the entire 1q. Not falling fast.

    2. the timeline isn’t linear

  2. I mean to say that’s just 1q. The rest of the graph are years.

  3. Whoops, failed graph reading 101. Back of the class for me :)

  4. Shakeel Rashed Sunday, April 8, 2012

    So, what do these numbers really mean. How does Amazon S3 define what an object is?



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