The number of objects stored in Amazon's cloud was 262 billion objects in the fourth quarter of 2010
BANGALORE, INDIA: Amazon S3 holds more than 449 billion objects, writes Amazon cloud evangelist Jeff Barr in a blog post. This is equal to 1,440 objects for every resident of the United States, 64 objects for each person on Planet Earth, 4 objects for every neuron in your brain and about as many S3 objects as there are stars in the Milky Way.
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According to the chart in the blog, the number of objects stored in Amazon's cloud was 262 billion objects in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Jeff also notes that S3 processes up to 290,000 requests per second at peak times, which is again a jump from the 200,000 at the end of 2010.