A frequently asked question regarding the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platformis how well their storage system (S3) performs with their computing platform (EC2).As a filesharing solution that runs entirely within the AWS cloud,HostedFTP.com has,based on our internalperformance data,created this report to discuss the performance you can expect when storing andretrieving files between an EC2 instance and S3.We will also be reporting on how the AWS infrastructure performs over time.Each month we willpublish updates to the data to give you an insider's view on how well AWS scales as they continue toadd capacity and customers.
THE PERFORMANCE MODEL
When storing or retrieving a file with S3 we expect the performance to be comprised of two parts: afixed transaction cost
that is not
related to file size and a variable bandwidth cost
related tofile size.In other words,we expect a linear performance model for storing and retrieving filesbetween S3 and EC2.Determining the fixed transaction and variable bandwidth costs is the goal of our data analysis.
AMAZON S3 AND EC2PERFORMANCE REPORT