Demand for cloud computing from providers like Amazon Web Services continues to rise from both companies and consumers that rely on remote storage and computing power accessible from anywhere. While other tech giants Google, Microsoft, and IBM are vying to be the go-to providers, Amazon remains the undisputed leader in cloud computing.
Amazon Web Services is behind much of the technology we use every day, from streaming your favorite shows on Netflix to calling a car from Lyft. AWS has been one of Amazon’s most profitable business endeavors as companies abandon their own data centers for Amazon Web Services. Amazon said it has more 4,000 government contracts as well.
But moving data from local servers to the AWS cloud servers can be a challenge. Amazondeveloped physical and rugged products called the Snowball and the Snowmobile to help companies transfer data to the cloud. CNBC got a rare inside look at how Amazon Web Services transfers a large amount of data to the cloud.
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