Colo Vending Machine
mike.lyon at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 05:48:35 UTC 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
> 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
>> 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.
> Anurag Bhatia
> or simply - http://[2001:470:26:78f::5] if you are on IPv6 connected
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