* Nevada - Amazon uses trucks to drive data faster
--- In Amazon Web Services, Amazon.com Inc. has built one of the most powerful computing networks in the world, on pace to post more than $12 billion in revenue this year... But the retail giant on Wednesday proposed a surprising way to move data from large corporate customers’ data centers to its public cloud-computing operation: by truck... Networks can move massive amounts of data only so fast. Trucks, it turns out, can move it faster... The truck and the suitcase-sized device are part of the retail giant’s bid to woo large corporate customers, who have invested heavily in their own data centers, to move to Amazon’s cloud. Many have shifted key computing operations to cloud providers, but a significant number continue to run some jobs in their own facilities, even as they take advantage of public cloud providers, an arrangement known as hybrid cloud... Relatively rapid data-transfer methods such as Snowmobile and Snowball may spur them to move faster to use Amazon’s services...
(PHOTO: Amazon Web Services - Amazon unveiled the ‘Snowmobile’ service on Wednesday in Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas, NEV, USA - The WSJ, by JAY GREENE and LAURA STEVENS - November 30, 2016
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