How Amazon Uses Explosive-Resistant Devices To Transfer Data To AWS

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  • Published on:  Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Demand for cloud computing from providers like Amazon Web Services continues to rise from both companies and consumers that rely on remote storage and computing power accessible from anywhere. While other tech giants Google, Microsoft, and IBM are vying to be the go-to providers, Amazon remains the undisputed leader in cloud computing.

    Amazon Web Services is behind much of the technology we use every day, from streaming your favorite shows on Netflix to calling a car from Lyft. AWS has been one of Amazon’s most profitable business endeavors as companies abandon their own data centers for Amazon Web Services. Amazon said it has more 4,000 government contracts as well.

    But moving data from local servers to the AWS cloud servers can be a challenge. Amazondeveloped physical and rugged products called the Snowball and the Snowmobile to help companies transfer data to the cloud. CNBC got a rare inside look at how Amazon Web Services transfers a large amount of data to the cloud.

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    How Amazon Uses Explosive-Resistant Devices To Transfer Data To AWS


  • Erik von Thein
    Erik von Thein  yesterday

    Nice Amazon ad

  • movax20h
    movax20h  2 days ago

    How many TB/s of speed you can get by driving that truck?

  • Sujit Roy
    Sujit Roy  5 days ago +1

    It's not 200 million notebooks it's 200K notebooks correct it @10:09

  • pitot1988
    pitot1988  7 days ago

    Aka world domination by Az

  • Duncan Murphy
    Duncan Murphy  7 days ago +2

    12:10 that is the Samaritan interface from Person of Interest right?

  • Saikat Chatterjee
    Saikat Chatterjee  7 days ago +1

    I work for the company that manufactures those explosive resistant drives - Western Digital.

  • R Hopper
    R Hopper  7 days ago

    This video is misleading. You get charged for data in motion (Hot Data) like mad, but data at rest (cold data) is cheap. Then you need to increase your network connection bandwidth exponentially as your dataset increases , and employees/customers accessing the data will easily saturate an existing connection that wasn't mean't to scale beyond the office/company LAN. You also are at the mercy of local ISP, and upstream ISP outages/routing issues that prevent employees/customers to access said data. You also have an increased time required for remediation as AWS techs need to be contacted for support instead of contacting in-house IT.

    TL;DR - Companies that see the "cloud" as a silver bullet for their woes are in for an expensive surprise. It's as intelligent as implementing thin clients when real processing power is needed on the local machine.

  • Justin Moore
    Justin Moore  7 days ago

    If Thanos is onboard to feed the poor then where are my dance moves?

  • imark7777777
    imark7777777  14 days ago

    I don't care it's a product that actually has decent handles, when will everybody else figure this out?

  • Jalmaan
    Jalmaan  14 days ago

    TFW your MP3 file is only 128kbps on avarage, ouch

  • Dillon Dodson
    Dillon Dodson  14 days ago

    So how much homework can it hold. I need more storage.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous  14 days ago

    Even the largest of corps don't normally have that much data. This is for very special cases.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous  14 days ago +2

    When people tell you moving data by truck is "innovative"... You know it's 2020 and things have come full circle.

    RUDI TAPPER  14 days ago

    could they use a satellite to move the data perhaps even faster ?

  • xl
    xl  14 days ago

    In 10 years from now, the content of the camion at 11:35 will fit inside a cheap chinese smartphone, or whatever device the average population is using on a daily basis.

  • ace iimov
    ace iimov  14 days ago +2

    only truck that goes empty and comes back full, without changing a even a 1 gram of its weight.

  • Max Maruszewski
    Max Maruszewski  14 days ago


  • Felipe Guimarães
    Felipe Guimarães  14 days ago

    What could possible go wrong in giving all our company's data to another company?

  • kiran ranjitkar
    kiran ranjitkar  14 days ago +2

    That's why Amazon is growing rapidly with Huge Income every year

  • prabhakar kmsp
    prabhakar kmsp  14 days ago

    Data data data data
    World war 3 is data