Amazon S3 Increases Individual Asset Size Limit To 5TB

In a further significant move for the use of Cloud based storage for Digital Asset Management, Amazon have announced on their web services blog that their S3 service will now handle objects (files or digital assets) up to 5TB in size.  This makes S3 a serious proposition for storage of large assets that might hitherto have been unsuitable for the Cloud.  Previously, the maximum size was just 5 Gigabytes:

We’ve raised the limit by three orders of magnitude. Individual Amazon S3 objects can now range in size from 1 byte all the way to 5 terabytes (TB). Now customers can store extremely large files as single objects, which greatly simplifies their storage experience. Amazon S3 does the bookkeeping behind the scenes for our customers, so you can now GET that large object just like you would any other Amazon S3 object.” [Read More]

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