Amazon’s Snowball is a smart box for shipping tons of cloud data

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The new Snowball appliance is purpose-built for efficient data storage and transfer. It is rugged enough to withstand a 6 G jolt, and (at 50 lbs) light enough for one person to carry. It is entirely self-contained, with 110 Volt power and a 10 GB network connection on the back and an E Ink display/control panel on the front. It is weather-resistant and serves as its own shipping container; it can go from your mail room to your data center and back again with no packing or unpacking hassle to slow things down. In addition to being physically rugged and tamper-resistant, AWS Snowball detects tampering attempts.

Source: http://www.geekwire.com/2015/amazon-unveils-snowball-shippable-storage-box-with-an-automated-e-ink-shipping-label/

Enjoy, Patrick

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