I just got the bill for the first month of hosting this blog on Amazon Web Services. The total for the month was $23.60, and includes:
data transfer charges for all in-bound and out-bound content;
a full-time use of a LINUX micro-sized Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance (with backup to the Elastic Block Store (EBS));
use of the Amazon CloudFront content distribution network.
All told, I’m pretty pleased with the costs — particularly as I was considering the amortized cost of buying a new server to replace the one I had been using for the past five years. The itemized bill is included below.
This is a preview of First Bill for DLTJ Hosting on Amazon Web Services. Read the full post (582 words, 2:20 minutes estimated reading time)
A last-minute change to my plans for ALA Midwinter came on Tuesday when I was sought out to fill in for a speaker than canceled at the ALCTS Digital Preservation Interest Group meeting. Options for outsourcing storage and services for preserving digital content has been a recent interest, so I volunteered to combine two earlier DLTJ blog posts with some new information and present it to the group for feedback. The reaction was great, and here is the promised slide deck, links to further information, and some thoughts from the audience response.