One of the fascinating services offered by Amazon to business owners is the Amazon S3 system. The system lets businesses sell products on the web but stock and ship their goods at Amazon's warehouses.

One of the fascinating services offered by Amazon to business owners is the Amazon S3 system. The system lets businesses sell products on the web but stock and ship their goods at Amazon’s warehouses. The Epicenter blog has a write up of a speech given at ETech by one entrepreneur who runs SmugMug and thinks that the service saved his business almost a million dollars:

All the data goes to S3, then Smugmug keeps the data they need to use. Vast majority of stuff coming out of hot data.

“We saw a 95 percent reduction in the hard disks we bought. All secondary gone. Cut primary enormously.”

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