DPD is Moving Product Storage to S3
- October 30, 2009
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In order to provide expanded product storage space to DPD as well as provide for faster, more reliable downloads for vendors we’re in the process of moving product storage to Amazon S3, a distributed content delivery network.
Amazon “Simple Storage Service” (S3) is a highly scalable, reliable, fast data storage and content delivery network that uses the same infrastructure Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites.
What does this mean for DPD Vendors?
- More reliability. Using a unqiue caching strategy DPD will maintain and sync local and S3 copies of files to prevent any network or hardware related issues. This will also reduce load on the DPD server, providing better service to DPD users.
- More download speed. Instead of customers competing for bandwidth on the DPD servers when there is high demand, now every customer will download at the full speed of their internet connection from S3- even when there are hundreds or even thousands of other customers downloading at the same time.
- DPD will still continue maintain backups of all products. We’ve got dedicated backup servers that maintain copies of all products in our system.
- There will be no additional cost. S3 product storage and all the benefits that come with it are included on every DPD plan with no additional costs.
- And most importantly, DPD vendors will not need to do anything differently when creating or selling products. Nothing changes for you except for more reliability and a better experience for your buyers!
We’re in the process of migrating batches of products to the S3 based delivery system by consumer demand and popularity. Over the next couple weeks we’ll continue to migrate all products over in a planned, staged roll-out and everyone will benefit from the enhanced reliability and speed of this new feature.
As always, if anyone has any questions or support issues the DPD developers are available to help- log in to DPD and submit a support ticket for 1-on-1 assistance.