Building notes, projects, and occasional rants

AWS newest offer: instant S3-based CDN

The process is simple: upload your stuff to a S3 bucket, call an API, receive a DNS name that you can use.

Done. The bucket is now CDN-ized.

I don't think you could do this any simpler. You can read more about it at the Amazon Web Services blog or at Amazon CTO Werner Vogels blog, where I found out about it.

I wonder how long it will take AWS to become the horse pulling the wagon at Amazon. What I mean is this: AWS was created to export Amazon cloud data-center to other users, but all the solutions that are made available until now are things that Amazon itself required. How long will it be until we start to see features that AWS customers request, and that eventually Amazon itself will use? I wonder if the elastic IP features where such an item.