This post is the first of a series of independently written technical briefings on the AWS S3 API and how it has become the de-facto standard for object stores.  The series is commissioned by Cloudian Inc.  For more information on Cloudian and the company’s HyperStore object storage technology, please visit their site at: http://www.cloudian.com/

The public cloud and Amazon Web Services in particular have seen massive growth over the last few years.  In April 2015, Amazon broke out the revenue figures of AWS for the first time, showing that the subsidiary…