S3 as filesystem on OpenSolaris (s3fs)
By angelo on Jan 12, 2009
This offers some very interesting possibilities. For one it would simplify the process of moving your non-cloud application into the cloud as you do not need to deal with a special API for accessing S3. You can reuse your file access code.
Second, cp & mv are much better alternatives to get & put.
Also s3fs provides for a caching option. This allows you to cache your S3 access in local disks, reducing the number of times you need to access S3 for your data.
Just one note of caution. s3fs is still beta software so be careful before you put it in production.
Try out the instructions and let me know.