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1sockchuck writes: Amazon Web Services usually doesn’t say much about the data centers powering its cloud computing platform. But last week the company held a technology open house to discuss the company’s infrastructure, sharing cost data and a glimpse of a modular data center design. The key point: AWS is growing like crazy. "Every day Amazon Web Services adds enough new capacity to support all of’s global infrastructure through the company’s first 5 years, when it was a $2.76 billion annual revenue enterprise," said AWS Engineer James Hamilton, whose presentation (PDF) is available online.
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