Thursday, December 01, 2016

Amazon Uses Trucks to Drive Data Faster - WSJ

Special delivery -- see AWS Snowmobile – Move Exabytes of Data to the Cloud in Weeks (AWS blog) for more details
"Networks can move massive amounts of data only so fast. Trucks, it turns out, can move it faster.

To the sound of throbbing heavy-metal music and flashes of strobe lights, Amazon drove a big rig onto the floor of the Sands Expo & Convention Center during the company’s annual customer conference.

The tractor-trailer hauls a massive storage device, dubbed Snowmobile, in the form of a 45-foot shipping container that holds 100 petabytes of data. A petabyte is about 1 million gigabytes."
Amazon Uses Trucks to Drive Data Faster - WSJ
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