S3 and the Inside-Out Web

It is interesting that Amazon’s newly-launched S3 service (via TechCrunch) — a progammatic storage infrastructure whereby you can use some of Amazon’s backend for your own high-volume applications — appears around the same time as other services, like the aforementioned Vast. What they have in common is an inverted approach to their service, where what was inside is now outside, and vice-versa.