[FoRK] Amazon S3 storage service

Luis Villa < luis.villa at gmail.com > on > Tue Mar 14 16:00:28 PST 2006

Oh, duh. Totally forgot that they are in the content distribution biz now.

Luis

On 3/14/06, Mark Neely <mark.neely at gmail.com> wrote:
> Luis,
>
> >So, I think this looks really useful, but I can't imagine how in the
> >hell this fits with Amazon's business model. Anyone? Anyone?
>
> Actually, it dove-tails quite well with their business model.
>
> Amazon is preparing to launch a digital content store (music +
> videos) to rival iTunes. It has to do this - 70% of its revenue still
> comes from CDs, books + DVDs. If the market shifts to digital (as it
> is), and it doesn't go with it, then it dies.
>
> Now that consumers are getting comfortable with digital content,
> there is a new market opportunity: offering safe storage services.
> I'd wager that every one on this list has had a HDD crash at one time
> or another. If you've invested significant $ into digital content,
> you'd be willing to pay a bit more to know it will still be
> accessible even if your primary storage/playback device dies.
>
> Hence off-site storage services. If you buy the content from Amazon,
> it makes sense you'd also trust them to store a back-up copy for you.
>
> Regards,
>
> Mark
>
>

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