Amazon Web Services turns ten years old

It sounds like a work of fiction to say that a bookstore would grow to one day power much of the web’s critical infrastructure, but 10 years ago, that’s exactly what happened when Amazon launched S3, rewriting the rules around hosting and helping launch an ever-growing cloud industry.

In the original 2006 press release, Amazon dubbed S3 storage for the Internet, and while it wasn’t the cheapest way to store the file, it took away many of the headaches that web developers and systems administrators faced when trying to make something reliably accessible.

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