Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services, Inc. began exposing key infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services – now widely known as cloud computing. The ultimate benefit of cloud computing, and AWS, is the ability to leverage a new business model and turn capital infrastructure expenses into variable costs. FileCatalyst Direct is listed on the Amazon Marketplace, which allows users to start up an instance of FileCatalyst on Amazon’s EC2 and be able to accelerate file transfers into the cloud and to S3. The FileCatalyst and Amazon S3 partnership provides a means of delivering files to and from Amazon S3 securely, and reliably, at accelerated speeds.