Amazon Opens Up Enterprise Storage Service Zocalo

Chris CrumIT Management

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Last month, Amazon introduced a new enterprise storage service called Amazon Zocalo. Until now, it has been in limited preview, but the company just announced its general availability.

Amazon previously described Zocalo as a "fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that improve user productivity.” Here's a look:

Zocalo lets customers store, share, and gather feedback on documents, spreadsheets, presenations, webpages, images, PDFs, and text files from laptops, iPads, Kindle Fires, or Android tablets.

The offering costs $5 per user per month for 200 GB of storage per user for up to 50 users. You can see the full pricing here.

As part of the move to general availability, Amazon also announced that AWS CloudTrail now records calls made to the Zocalo API. The API is currently internal, but Amazon says it intends to expose it in the future.

Jeff Barr, chief evangelist for Amazon Web Services, says, "I have become a regular user of Zocalo, and also a big fan! I generally have between 5 and 10 blog post drafts under way at any given time. I write the first draft, upload it to Zocalo, and share it with the Product Manager for initial review. We iterate on the early drafts to smooth out any kinks, and then share it with a wider audience for final review. When multiple reviewers provide feedback on the same document, Zocalo's Feedback tab lets me scan, summarize, and respond to the feedback quickly and efficiently."

So at least the evangelist likes it.

When Amazon first introduced Zocalo, it also added new mobile services to improve developers' abilities to build, deploy, and scale their apps. These included Amazon Cognito, a way to store, manage, and sync user identifies and data securely.
More on that and Zocalo here.

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