Talk:Amazon Web Services

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history wrong?[edit]

Amazon says the services were launched in 2006 (compatible with what I remember). Why was this source neglected in favor of -- Smaffulli (talk) 22:33, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Agreed, the source being used for 2002 appears to be conflating (the online merchant business) product timelines with their Amazon Web Services launch. I'm changing the launch date to reflect the 2006 launch that is supported and referenced later in this article. -- cookingwithrye (talk) 02:58, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Needs reorganization ; reads like bad code[edit]

I suggest (and i'll volunteer later tonight/this week) that a re-org be done on page structure. To wit, the list of services.. Alphabetical just sends the reader all over the place changing gears.. If the services were grouped by basic or general purpose/functionality (eyeball services, dba services, consumer, grid, enterprise, etc) - it would make the article a lot easier to parse. As it stands right now, I'd rather just go to the aws site and hope that they have a better explanation than this page. We can do better.. --Badboyjamie (talk) 18:52, 28 Feb 2011 (UTC)


I think this page is too big to be a stub replaced it with expand --Abc518 (talk) 20:10, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

other meanings for AWS?[edit]

i hear this acronym used for other things? What else it stands for? StupidFrog 03:52, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

AWS has the answer for you. --Shepard (talk) 00:10, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Removing "Similar or related services"[edit]

The content in "Similar or related services" doesn't belong on this page; it should be on a page about web service providers if there is one. I'd like to remove it. If there are no objections, I'll remove it in a few days, if I remember. —Preceding unsigned comment added by AdamGomaa (talkcontribs) 19:29, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Critical criticism[edit]

Since when was OK to cite defunct blogs as sources of criticism .. power outages, spam?? come on! if you can't spot the fraudulent character behind these criticisms then it's not your call to make the necessary changes to this article. I'm deleting this section until someone else steps in and clear this up.

Just to make my point replace "Amazon web services" with whatever service you can imagine the resulting criticism is equally true. In my mind that's singling out one service for something that has been present in any service sometime.

Please don't call my blog defunct. My criticism was real, and I have records on said blog to back up the criticism of this service (some screen captures even). Also, please note the criticism placed on wikipedia, was not written by me. The original articles are still accessible here and here . If someone else wishes to revert and place the links back up, I would not be in the least bit offended. (talk) 02:46, 18 October 2010 (UTC) Zaphod

Amazon S3 prices lowered[edit]

On November 28, 2012 at AWS' "R: Invent" web developer conference in Las Vegas it announced it was targeting large companies as cloud storage clients. It will further cut prices in its new "Redshift" storage service launching in 2013 to customers with long-term contracts, with prices per-Terabyte-per-year being slashed from the low $20,000's to around $1,000. These prices are according to Reuters.

This article in The Register is titled, "Cloud storage giant Amazon cuts S3 prices, waits for rivals to die."

AWS touts as customers academic organizations, government organizations like NASA's JPL Mars Rover, and companies like Samsung, Netflix, and Shell. Google recently announced a reduction of its cloud storage services.

DonL (talk) 21:35, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Written like an advertisement?[edit]

This article has the 'advert' tag on it, so I thought I'd try to clean the language up. But, frankly, I'm not seeing any advertising language to fix! Can a more experienced Wikipedian point me to the language in this article that is "written like an advertisement"? Or is the tag out of date? Sloc melb (talk) 13:29, 2 October 2013 (UTC)