Uploading to the Cloud to Slow? Try FedEx

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