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AWS Import/Export

Amazon Web Services has recently announced a limited beta of an Import/Export service for handling physical, portable storage. So, if you have several terabytes of data that you want to place into S3 for crunching using a hadoop-based parallel application, then you can send them tapes of the data and they will load it up for you.

If you deal with oil-well geological data, large imagery data, human genome data, or any number of very large data sets, and are planning on using AWS as your cloud vendor, then this Import/Export is the way to go.

The service also can be used for physical backup and recovery in addition to other mechanism used to maintain system integrity.

You can read more at the AWS Import/Export Details page.


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