Amazon just unveiled its most impressive tech yet, and it’s an actual truck

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Amazon latest innovation is… a truck. 

The tech company will haul insane amounts of data in its Amazon Snowmobile, a truck that Amazon Web Services unveiled on Wednesday. 

If you saw the Snowmobile on the highway, you’d just think it was a regular old truck. But the Snowmobile is actually a “45-foot long ruggedized shipping container, pulled by a semi-trailer truck.” 

The data transfer service can move 100 petabytes of data, or 1 million gigabytes. Ten Snowmobiles equals one exabyte of data, or 1 billion gigabytes. It takes about 10 days to fill one Snowmobile. Those 10 Snowmobiles could transfer an exabyte in six months — a process that would usually take decades.  Read more…

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