Colo Vending Machine

Mike Lyon mike.lyon at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 23:48:35 CST 2012


My rsync appeared to be running at 20+ Mbps to S3 last night...

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On Feb 19, 2012, at 21:41, Anurag Bhatia <me at anuragbhatia.com> wrote:

> Nice idea of future! :)
>
>
> Btw as side question - I heard transfer rates from S3 are capped badly.
> Something like 5-10Mbps. Is that true? Anyone of you ever came across such
> cap?
>
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 11:08 AM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 3:05 PM, Astrodog <astrodog at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> This gives me an idea. The vending machine could also sell hosting.
>>> Sometimes, the box just won't come back to life and you need somewhere
>>> to stuff the data. *grin*
>>
>> How about a vending machine, where you insert a hard drive, swipe your
>> card,
>> and it either gets vaulted to S3 or an EC2 intance is spawned on the
>> cloud, and the data on the drive becomes the instance's boot media and
>> gets streamed to the instance storage over a 10-gigabit connection
>> from the vending machine,  until all the data's uploaded.
>>
>> That solves the problem of end users getting their data to the hosting
>> provider quickly, with no need to stress out their low-speed WAN.
>>
>> --
>> -JH
>>
>>
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