Amazon uses trucks to move data to the cloud faster

An article in the Wall Street Journal (November 30, 2016) titled “Amazon Uses Trucks to Drive Data Faster” describes use of a 45 foot shipping container with 100 petabytes of data to move data from a company to the cloud service offered by Amazon. These trucks, called Snowmobiles, are expected to travel to a customer facility, extract the data, then travel to an Amazon facility and be uploaded to the cloud – a process that is faster than sending the data over the web, with the trucks costing 0.5 cents per gigabyte per month of use.  Will big data provide significant traffic to traditional logistics carriers like trucks in the future ? What might be the consequences of physical constraints like accidents on the leakage of data being carried ?

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