Uploading to the Cloud to Slow? Try FedEx

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I’d love to backup every last bit to my various cloud services, but the Internet tubes that lead from my office to services like Amazon S3, Sugarsync and MobileMe make it a daunting, if not impossible task. Amazon’s introducing a service called AWS Import/Export, which lets you mail an external backup drive to a data center.

Unless you’re really patient, it’s unreasonable to backup your entire system to the cloud. Amazon is introducing AWS Import/Export as a limited beta for US users for now. The company said it will support EU users in the coming moths. There is an $80 fee for each backup drive you send in and it’ll cost you $2.49 per hour for importing data.


via GigaOm

Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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    05/22/2009 at 11:02 am

    Want to learn a new way to backup the data to S3? Try CloudBerry Backup. It is powered by Amazon S3 reliable and cost efficient storage. If you want to take part in beta sign up on the website What safer place to keep your files than Amazon’s servers?

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