Amazon Cloud Computing grows to two trillion

There are now more than 2 trillion (2 x 1012) objects stored in Amazon S3 and that the service is regularly peaking at over 1.1 million requests per second.

That's double the number from just one year ago (it took the first six years of the service to reach the first trillion). To put this into context, Amazon says that with about 400 billion stars in our galaxy, this now means there are five objects in S3 for every star in the galaxy.

It’s worth noting that Amazon’s S3 objects are defined as a single blob of data – and the size of these can be anywhere between 1 byte and 5 terabytes.

TransNexus software is available through the Amazon cloud. Amazon EC2 is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. Its simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment.