Wednesday, 5th January 2011
The excess capacity story is a myth. It was never a matter of selling excess capacity, actually within 2 months after launch AWS would have already burned through the excess Amazon.com capacity. Amazon Web Services was always considered a business by itself, with the expectation that it could even grow as big as the Amazon.com retail operation.
If you’re on Linux or OS X, use curl with the -I option (to make a HEAD request and see the HTTP headers):[... 63 words]