S3 re-pricing commentary

May 9, 2007

Nicholas Carr has commentary on Amazon’s S3 service here: Amazon re-prices S3.

One of the interesting things is the statement by Jeff Bezos that EC2 is “completely capacity-constrained” right now.

This is good news for workspaces and utility computing in general: people are buying into the VM-as-compute-capsule model in practice (workspaces are a lot like EC2, the biggest difference being the need for your own resources).