10 Facts About AWS as it Celebrates 10 Years

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is celebrating its 10th anniversary today. Here are 10 facts about the cloud giant and its services you need to know.

Nicole Henderson, Content Director

March 14, 2016

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Ten years ago today may not be etched in your memory but it would turn out to be a monumental day for the cloud industry; March 14, 2006 was the day that Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched its first service, Amazon S3.  

In the press release announcing Amazon S3 for the first time, AWS described its new service as “storage for the Internet.” How much storage? The first objects were anywhere from 1 byte to 5 gigabytes, AWS said. And how much? At the time AWS charged $0.15 per gigabyte of storage per month and $0.20 per gigabyte of data transferred. To put this in perspective, now AWS gives away 5GB of storage in its AWS Free Usage Tier. 

With AWS celebrating its 10th year, Talkin’ Cloud is looking at 10 fast facts about AWS and its cloud services. 


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About the Author(s)

Nicole Henderson

Content Director, Informa

Nicole Henderson is a content director at Informa, contributing to Channel Futures, The WHIR, and ITPro. 

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