Amazon Launches A Data Center Built On A Semi Truck
The Snowmobile is a state-of-the-art, military grade data center on wheels
Need to move large amounts of data in your office? Thanks to Amazon, this task no longer instigates perpetual groaning sounds, as it announced a new service for uploading large amounts of data to its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage.
Snowmobile is a secure data truck that stores up to 100 PB of data and can help you to move exabytes to AWS in a matter of weeks (you can even get more than one if necessary!). Physically, Snowmobile is a 45 feet long, 9.6 feet high, and 8 feet wide tamper-resistant shipping container. It is water-resistant, climate-controlled and can be parked in a covered or uncovered area adjacent to your existing data center. Each Snowmobile consumes about 350 kW of AC power, and if you don’t have sufficient capacity on site, they can arrange a generator to ensure power stability.