May 29, 2009

Sneakernet to the cloud

Recently, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels put up a blog post which suggested that, now and in the future, the best way to get large databases into the cloud is via sneakernet.  In some circumstances, he is surely right. Possible implications include:

But for one-time moves of data sets — sure, sneaker net/snail mail should work just fine.


2 Responses to “Sneakernet to the cloud”

  1. Jerome Pineau on May 29th, 2009 11:26 pm

    Yeah he makes a good point that network pipes cant keep up with data payloads. I think he’s right. I am actually surprised that someone has not yet come up with a business plan for just doing data “messengering” across the US specifically to ensure quick/secure delivery of data — like the FedEx of data. I’d charge by the TB 🙂 – When it absolutely positively _has_ to be there securely 🙂

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