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Amazon Snowmobile service is a semi-truck with a giant hard drive

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Last week, Amazon announced a new service for uploading large amounts of data to its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage. Dubbed Snowmobile, it’s an actual 18-wheel semi-truck hauling a storage container filled with hard drives.

See, it’s not meant for times when you need to back up your photo or video collection, but rather for an entire company’s data, such as a movie studio’s archives or a government agency’s library of satellite imagery.

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