Kevin Bae

Non-Social in a Socially Networked World

Amazon may have the world’s biggest backup hard drive.

Amazon may have the world’s biggest backup hard drive and they’ll drive it to your front door for all your backup needs.

Amazon announced the new service, confusingly named Snowmobile, at its Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week. It’s designed to shuttle as many as 100 petabytes–around 100,000 terabytes–per truck. That’s enough storage to hold five copies of the Internet Archive (a comprehensive backup of the web both present and past), which contains “only” about 18.5 petabytes of unique data.

From Wired