Friday, September 19, 2008

Amazon Enters the File-Shipping Business - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

More from the multifaceted Amazon.com

With the new service, which is only in private trials at the moment, Amazon will distribute customers’ files across its data centers in the United States, Europe and Asia. Ideally, people will be able to download the files from computing systems located near them and get the information quicker.

Current Amazon customers can accomplish much the same via the existing Simple Storage Service or S3. The new service, Amazon says, will make it easier for customers to distribute their files to a diverse set of data centers, improving performance.

Amazon Enters the File-Shipping Business - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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