AWS 推出備份用的硬體設備:Snowball

AWS Import/Export 服務推出硬體:「AWS Import/Export Snowball – Transfer 1 Petabyte Per Week Using Amazon-Owned Storage Appliances」。

原先 AWS Import/Export 需要自己買硬碟寄到 AWS 指定的地方,對於一次性的用途來說不太合理 (硬碟只用一次?),而現在 AWS Import/Export 推出整台 appliance 來解決這個問題,長這樣:

本身就是可郵寄的包裝,包括了 E-ink 電子墨水面板 (很明顯是從 Kindle 那邊弄來的技術),所以連寄回的地址都不用填寫。而本身就有防水防震設計保護寄送過程稍微摔到或是淋到水也不會有事情,另外透過 AES 256bits 安全加密確保資料不會被盜用,NIST Special Publication 800-88 確認加密的資料沒有被盜取。


而每個 appliance 可以傳輸 50TB 的資料:

From there you simply copy up to 50 terabytes of data to the Snowball and disconnect it (a shipping label will automatically appear on the E Ink display), and ship it back to us for ingestion.

目前支援美東 (us-east-1) 與美西二區 (us-west-2):

You can import data to the US Standard and US West (Oregon) regions, with more on the way.


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