Sonian: Outsourcing scalability to Amazon

A former co-worker of mine, Jeff Richards, has surfaced at Sonian Networks, which is offering a new on-demand email archiving service. What’s unique about Sonian Archive SA2 is its architecture. It’s built almost entirely using Amazon Web Services, and is architected in such a way that each customer gets their own “virtual stack.” As additional customers are added, the service scales transparently, according to the Amazon Web Services Blog.

It’s a pretty cool play, and the price sounds right, at $3 per mailbox per month.