Amazon S3 API for cloud storage leads pack, for now

Cloud News 24 Sep 2013

One of the major hurdles to public cloud and object storage adoption has been cleared with the emergence of the Amazon Simple Storage application programming interface as a de facto standard.

Even if it proves to be a temporary standard, the Amazon Simple Storage (S3) application programming interface (API) gives developers a robust and simple way to write storage applications for the cloud. However, it hasn't ended the debate over what cloud storage API will ultimately win.

The lack of a standard had been cited as a problem for object storage, which serves as a building block of public clouds. Due to brand recognition and early user adoption of the Amazon cloud, storage vendors have chosen S3 as the API to write to instead of waiting for an industry standard.

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