back to article Disk boxes, security tools, etc: What Amazon announced at its AWS shindig on Wednesday

Amazon Web Services (AWS) kicked off its annual re:Invent conference on Wednesday with the introduction of a handful of new additions to its cloud computing service. The rollout includes a tool to test apps for security flaws, plus a business intelligence (BI) service, and a new way to physically toss data into Amazon's cloud …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    All your data are belong to US ... & the TLA's

    "Snowball is a physical box (pictured above) you can order from Amazon that can hold up to 50TB of data encrypted using AES-256. When you get it, you copy your data to the appliance via Ethernet, and ship the box back to an AWS data center, where the data is transferred into your AWS account, and the appliance wiped. The encryption is in place just in case the box is nicked during transit; the decryption key is uploaded separately."

    About as sensible as Online Gambling

  2. Velv

    People mock the fervour with which Apple Fanbois clamour for new shiny shiny, but 15,000 people PAID to attend Amazon's sales pitch. Good business to be in...

    1. batfastad

      And even more are attending their marketing seminars to get their marketing badge on their CVs! Sorry, I meant certifications.

      It's VMs, run by someone else, with a bunch of automation, APIs and other hosted services on top. Can you read our website? Congratulations, have a certified architect badge!

  3. Alan J. Wylie

    Never underestimate the bandwidth ...

    ... of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway.

    Andrew Tanenbaum, 1981, Computer Networks, 4th ed., p. 91

    And, of course, the obligatory XKCD

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