How Amazon Uses Explosive-Resistant Devices To Transfer Data To AWS

Demand for cloud computing from providers like Amazon Web Services continues to rise from both companies and consumers that rely on remote storage and computing power accessible from anywhere. While other tech giants Google, Microsoft, and IBM are vying to be the go-to providers, Amazon remains the undisputed leader in cloud computing.
Amazon Web Services is behind much of the technology we use every day, from streaming your favorite shows on Netflix to calling a car from Lyft. AWS has been one of Amazon’s most profitable business endeavors as companies abandon their own data centers for Amazon Web Services. Amazon said it has more 4,000 government contracts as well.
But moving data from local servers to the AWS cloud servers can be a challenge. Amazondeveloped physical and rugged products called the Snowball and the Snowmobile to help companies transfer data to the cloud. CNBC got a rare inside look at how Amazon Web Services transfers a large amount of data to the cloud.
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How Amazon Uses Explosive-Resistant Devices To Transfer Data To AWS




  • Reminds me a bit to SUN Microsystems Modular Datacenter "Project Blackbox" from around 2006-ish, but with Exabytes scale in mind, rather than processing power...

    Alex GrasslAlex Grassl12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • @ 12:22 I could literally see the data being OIL...!

    Eusebio EscelanteEusebio Escelante2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 100 Petabyte is equal to 200,000 laptop that has 500 GB storage not 200 million !!!

    Javad DehghaniJavad Dehghani4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • One thing this video fails to mention about AWS, is that if your AWS resources are not highly optimized, AWS can get very expensive very fast. AWS billing is like your electric bill, you only get charged for what you use. And AWS charges for just about everything. Now... there are companies out there who effectively have the AWS equivalent of running every electrical device in a home 24/7/365. Would you like to have that electric bill? There are AWS people savvy enough to run scripts to fine tune AWS settings. To keep the analogy going... would you need three stoves in your home if only two people are living there? Probably not.

    GauntletwielderGauntletwielder5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 3mb for an MP3? What is that? 64kbps? Yuck

    iateaplumandifeelweirdiateaplumandifeelweird5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sponsored content??

    RicardoRicardo6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • after 50 years when quantum computing becomes mainstream people will laugh at this video saying what a clunker these memory boxes were, just like we laugh at the first computers 3 floors high..

    chandraguptawillruletheworld xxchandraguptawillruletheworld xx6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • they were flexing the 50tbs on the snowball then discretely mention microsofts petabyte box

    Pierce MorganPierce Morgan8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • There are no 12K cameras ( as said here 8:32 ) , 8K yes, however as of 12/2019 Hollywood doesn't make films in 12K. Oh dear, how many other facts are wrong that I'm not versed in to recognize the errors.

    Bitcoin JediBitcoin Jedi8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • And why did Microsoft get big contract?

    monsterclassmonsterclass8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Anything on cloud is publically available and compromised :D

    Parker SchmittParker Schmitt10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So, if a customer shifts to some other company, do they really "delete" the data?

    Nanu AroraNanu Arora13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How is the scanning for viruses done where a truckload of data has to be moved physically?

    mBabemBabe15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I don't think it's safe showing the trucks to the public.

    Costa, H.T.Costa, H.T.15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If World War-3 happens. I'll hide inside AWS snow box.

    jaiks gellijaiks gelli15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Extreme temperature, like -20... no so extreme

    m irm ir16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When I think of war-proof boxes that can withstand extreme conditions, I think of snowball

    EddTheBob !EddTheBob !18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why does this stink like an advertisement disguised as news?

    Dan SteinkeDan Steinke20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is basically an Ad to snowballs and snowmobile

    Ishak BenIshak Ben21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Let me guess.. the Snowmobile runs MackOS? 😉

    dregeniusdregenius22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Finally a storage device fit to be shipped via FedEx.

    Sunny WuSunny Wu22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 🧠👁️‍🗨️👁️

    Mike RiosMike Rios24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think a better estimation of an MP3 size would be 5MB, this isn't 2004, we don't have to use 128kbps MP3s anymore ;)

    Joshua ScottJoshua Scott25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • And now when you compromise AWS you get pretty good information source.

  • They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the Internet. And again, the Internet is not something that you just dump something on. It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes. And if you don't understand, those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it's going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.

    Tyler Warren EllisTyler Warren Ellisหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I also measure data in units of "DVD"

    Harry ParkinsonHarry Parkinsonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Google's latest Siri bots are hijacking AWS Snowball truckers data for ransom!!

    Mr. ZeitgeistMr. Zeitgeistหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I hope they have ssds inside😂

    Lego Mini Movie ProductionsLego Mini Movie Productionsหลายเดือนก่อน
  • sneaker net!

    James MontgomeryJames Montgomeryหลายเดือนก่อน
  • In my hometown they have a server building. It uses more electricity than my home town combined. Which makes the electricity company a hard time keeping up delivering power, also it causes problems to neighboring companies because they can't get the power they need.

    Stefan ModighStefan Modighหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 1 notebook = 500gb | 2 notebooks = 1tb * 1000 | 2000 notebooks = 1 petabyte * 100 | 200000 notebooks = 100 petabytes The snowmobile carries 200k notebooks of storage at 500GB apiece, not 200 million.

    Elijah ColemanElijah Colemanหลายเดือนก่อน
    • You can also convert 100 petabytes to gigabytes, divide by 500 and get the same answer.

      Elijah ColemanElijah Colemanหลายเดือนก่อน
  • -20 what? Celsius? Makes me think that because he didn't address that.

  • *This really shows how valuable data really is. They literally made a bomb proof case for it.*

    Zubin GrantZubin Grantหลายเดือนก่อน
  • He said to drop on all 4 corners. But a rectangle has 8 vertices no?

    Kim il-sungKim il-sungหลายเดือนก่อน
  • @linus should check this out

  • @ltt your storage solution?

    Juri StöckliJuri Stöckliหลายเดือนก่อน
  • This is cool, but it won't matter once we have 5g and customer's data upload only takes ~22 years!

    Tom CotterTom Cotterหลายเดือนก่อน
  • We used an Amazon Snowball to ship 80tb to the cloud. That thing was surprisingly heavy, but it was really cool to work with. I imagine I could have thrown it off the roof without a care in the world.

  • @4:25 the scale is off by a lot. which is funny because its still huge, they keep showing 100 blocks not 1000 blocks. 1 tb = ~ 1,000 gb

    mack cartermack carterหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Actually each block is 10x10 small blocks; they're showing 1 tb = 10,000 gb. I can imagine some non-technical graphic designer realizing that 10x10 wasn't enough so they added one more level to 'fix' it. Also they're too high by a factor of 1000 in how many laptops equal the storage on the truck.

      bheesbhees7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 100PB is not 200,000,000 500gb laptops it's 200,000

  • Why the hell arent they focusing on making the god dam internet faster? Then making data transfers a real world transfer? Whats next using frisking pigeons?

  • In 1950 the truck would be just 50MB.

  • 4:14 the graphics are wrong

    • They show 100 times instead of 1000. They also said it held 100 million notebooks, when 100 petabytes is actually 200k notebooks at 500GB apiece. They said a Mack truck as they showed a Peterbilt.

      Elijah ColemanElijah Colemanหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Interesting

  • Monopoly? How is that freedom?

    American PrideAmerican Prideหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Cloud infrastructure blows my mind.

  • Ok someone explain this to me. They said it themselves in the video that the original company makes copies to ship in the bomb proof cases.They are COPIES! Security is one thing but they make a big deal about them not being able to be destroyed in transit which makes no sense if they are COPIES. The originals are safe back at the original company. So silly.

    • It could get intercepted in transit which would pose a security risk (although encryption is kinda a thing) but I guess if companies are willing to use it as their main storage while on the go then AWS is also accommodating that

      T MinusT Minusหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Linus needs these

  • Sean S. LallySean S. Lallyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I suppose they consider creating physical storage devices more important than improving or disrupting cable and wireless technologies. When we finally start mining asteroids they will be able to make silver cables at their scale.

    Sean S. LallySean S. Lallyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Bloomberg: what is wrong with CNBC now days

    Colline louisColline louisหลายเดือนก่อน
  • right gonna need a bigger box HMMM so the trailer is protected but the drive and cab aren't LOL makes sense. just like apple Off duty cops in rental cars follow the truck

    Tt SsTt Ssหลายเดือนก่อน
  • This is awesome!!

    Sam TrautmanSam Trautmanหลายเดือนก่อน
  • And yet Amazon still isn't profitable

    Scan EndScan Endหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 1000 not 1024...

  • Very clever

    Jon DJon Dหลายเดือนก่อน
  • The whole MP3 file thing was pretty condescending LMAO. I felt like I was reading the packaging of an SD card

  • In 1980's there was this TV show called "What would they think of next"

    Star LightStar Lightหลายเดือนก่อน
  • AMAZON. The Companies name says it all. Somebody had a plan to dominate.

    A PA Pหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Amazing and mind-boggling!

    Mayuresh DhagamwarMayuresh Dhagamwarหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 😮

    sonal patelsonal patelหลายเดือนก่อน
  • i d i o t s

    Furlock FurliFurlock Furliหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Annoyed at the Amazon promo pieces. But I guess that's why they're overpriced.

    Milton WaddamsMilton Waddamsหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Not really. they had a video about the working conditions in Amazon's warehouses.

      Tnn DllTnn Dllหลายเดือนก่อน
  • AWS runs on Oracle

    Youssef SelkaniYoussef Selkaniหลายเดือนก่อน
  • How Netflix cannot build their own data center is just laziness

    Bughatii LovrenBughatii Lovrenหลายเดือนก่อน
  • that is kind of scary

    77 h77 h2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • A truck for data transfer! We are in stone age😂

    Nithin ChandraNithin Chandra2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • A truck for data transfer! We are in stone age😂

    Nithin ChandraNithin Chandra2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Looks like AWS is the next thing to learn. 👌🏻

    JamesJames2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • don't the customers know about lto tapes???

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How Amazon Uses Explosive-Resistant Devices To Transfer Data To AWS