Colo Vending Machine

Anurag Bhatia me at
Mon Feb 20 05:41:12 UTC 2012

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

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 11:08 AM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 3:05 PM, Astrodog <astrodog at> 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


Anurag Bhatia
or simply - http://[2001:470:26:78f::5] if you are on IPv6 connected

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