It's just like an unformatted hard drive, Amazon.com Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels explained. The difference is that it's in the "cloud" somewhere and you get to it through an API.
Amazon Web Services executives on Sunday described a forthcoming persistent storage feature, called EC2 Persistent Storage, which they say will make its hosted computing services more flexible and far more reliable.
People can sign up for an early beta test program now before Amazon opens it up for a wider release later this year.
The service works with Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) … Read more