Amazon will literally truck your data into its cloud

Its new 'Snowmobile' data truck offers 100PB of data transfer

By Blair Hanley Frank
Dec. 1, 2016


The Snowball Edge was designed to be useful for situations like research boats that don't have internet connectivity, Jassy said during his keynote address at Amazon's Re:Invent conference. A Snowball Edge can collect data, slice down a subset of key information for on-premises processing, and then send the rest of the data to Amazon's cloud.

The device was among a fleet of services that Amazon announced at Re:Invent, including new machine learning-driven APIs and major updates to its compute services.

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