Andrew Tanenbaum has been quoted as saying,
“Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway.”
if you have a large amount of data to transfer,
sometimes it is better to physically move it than transfer it over the Intarwebs.
And if you have a metric buttload of data?
AWS Snowmobile is an Exabyte-scale data transfer service used to
move extremely large amounts of data to AWS. You can transfer up to 100PB
per Snowmobile, a 45-foot long ruggedized shipping container, pulled by a
semi-trailer truck. Snowmobile makes it easy to move massive volumes of
data to the cloud, including video libraries, image repositories, or even a
complete data center migration. Transferring data with Snowmobile is
secure, fast and cost effective.
AWS Snowmobile – Massive Exabyte-Scale Data Transfer Service
And for the record,
a petabyte (PB) is 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes which I think is the expected size of the next version of Windows.
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