Amazon made a huge plastic box called Snowball so people can ship data to the cloud

Backing data up to the cloud is pretty fast for most of us since we’re syncing small files, but it can be a hugely time-consuming process if you’re backing up something bigger, say, an entire data center. So Amazon has come up with a solution: essentially a big ugly box that holds 50TB of storage and can be mailed back and forth with ease so that the transfers can all be done locally, at much higher speeds.

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