The GNOME Foundation wants to recognize AWS for donating credits that have allowed us (GNOME) to taking advantage of the multitude of services Amazon provides. In particular, the GNOME Infrastructure utilizes AWS S3 service as a file store for the multitude of Docker images that are generated or updated daily.
GNOME uses GitLab as its code hosting, issue tracking, and CI/CD solution. One of its most appreciated features is the ability for developers to upload re-usable images used to run builds and host production services. Before making use of S3, the storage assigned to Docker registries was growing unsustainably. The introduction of S3 dramatically lowered down the maintenance burden and costs of running such a service in addition to clearing out outage windows that were needed to keep registries clean and old images pruned, which generally required several minutes of service downtime.