Amazon surprised developers today with the launch of Snowball, a
new physical appliance that will allow AWS users to ship huge
amounts of data for import into AWS by shipping the device back
and forth between their offices and the AWS data centers.
The appliance is a bit larger than an old-school desktop case and
it can hold up to 50 terabytes of data. It has a Kindle on the
side, which functions as an automatic shipping label.