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Yeah, it’s weird that the article seems to suggest ditching S3 entirely for a CDN. It doesn’t seem like CDN storage is cheap enough to use it for anything more than a cache if you have the volume of data that someone like Vine does. It might be better to argue, “You should shove a CDN in front of your S3”.
Written by someone working for a company selling a CDN service. How could he not know about CloudFront…?