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This is how Amazon will carry data

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This is how Amazon will carry data

Amazon has a  cloud service named as Amazon Web Services. AWS, however, will now transfer customers’ data with trucks. The name of this new service is Snowmobile.



The Snowmobile consists of a truck and a giant container mounted on it. The container is a giant hard disk that we actually know. This hardisk can carry a few exabytes of data. For those who are curious, 1 exabyte means 1 billion gigabytes. However, In order to understand Snowmobile service, it is necessary to know its emerging story.

Amazon Web Services can access this dataset through the cloud, where all company employees, even customers, who are transferring data from datacenters, servers, datacenters, to their datacenters. However, now the accumulated data of most companies have passed the dimensions that can be transferred over the internet in a short time.



To overcome this problem last year, Amazon produced a special hard disk called Snowball, a small PC box size. An AWS employee would go to the customer’s data center and copy all the data that he had accumulated with this massive hard drive and take it to AWS servers. These baskets were able to carry 1 petabyte of data, which means 1 million gigabytes.

However, the amount of data generated by some companies has already exceeded Snowball’s capacity. So much so that thousands of snowballs were needed to move data from companies producing ekabytes to AWS center.



To solve this problem, AWS has developed a new product in treadmill sizes. The new giant hard disk, named Snowmobile, can carry data on Exabytes. In other words, thousands of Snowmobile can carry the data in one shot. Nevertheless, there are such huge companies that with the Amazon 6 trench fleet they will be able to carry the total data of these companies to the cloud for weeks.

Jack Goodman

Founder & CEO of BrightTitan

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