Apr 18, 2012
In August 2011, Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels caused a bit of a stir among systems architects by explaining how he runs his personal website, All Things Distributed, without a server.
Assuming that All Things Distributed receives around 5,000 page views per month, Vogels pays around 25 cents per month for hosting--about half for file storage, the rest for data transfer; if he hooked up to Amazon's content delivery network (CDN), CloudFront, for faster page loads across the world, he would add around 2 cents to his monthly costs.
Sound like a good deal? We thought so too. And the best part is, you can get in on it. (S4820412)