Greg Linden thinking out loud about Amazon Glacier:
If that is what Amazon is doing here — and I’m guessing, but I think they noticed that a lot of needs are for memory and maybe some rapid access to disk, most disk was empty and there are long times were disk is mostly idle, so they thought, let’s sell it out in a way that doesn’t interfere with real-time work — I really love it.
Indeed an intriguing idea of how to utilize idle capacity for profit.
Original title and link: How Is Amazon Doing Its Glacier Storage? ( ©myNoSQL)