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Submission + - Amazon to Offer Sneakernet Services

blueshift_1 writes: If you have 50TB of data that you'd like to put on the S3 cloud, Amazon is releasing Snowball. It's basically a large grey box full of hard drives that Amazon will mail to you. Simply upload your files and mail it back — they will upload it for you. For $200 + shipping, it's at a pretty reasonable price point if you're tired of hosting your data and want to try and push that to AWS.


Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway. -Tanenbaum, Andrew S.

Comment All depends on the product and the customers. (Score 1) 327

It all depends on what the product is in and how the business needs to interact with the customers. However, in certain environments that it works in - I believe steam works in this way. However, I can definitely see this not working in other business, but can be viable in a Tech-only company.

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