Amazon Snowball will physically transfer up to 50 terabytes of data to the cloud

Nate SwannerInsider

Moving a lot of data to the could is a daunting task. To help companies with terabytes of info migrate to off-site storage, Amazon has introduced Snowball — which moves the information physically. The execution of Snowball transfers is dead simple: create a job in the Snowball management console, and Amazon will send a 45-pound unit that can transfer up to 50 terabytes(!) of storage at a time. Customers can move up to one petabyte of data to the cloud per week. From there, all you have to do is link your existing hardware to Snowball, transfer the data, and send…

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