May 21, 2009
Even if you’re not a developer, you should sign up for the Amazon Web Services email list. Think of it as a newsletter about the cutting edge of cloud computing. Even if half of it doesn’t make sense to you, it sets an enviable example — both in terms of Amazon’s pace of innovation and the way they communicate about new stuff.
Anyway, the newest program? Send Amazon a hard drive and they’ll load it into Amazon S3 for you. This would be useful if you had, for instance, a petabyte of raw data that would take two weeks to upload via the internet but two days to get to Amazon via FedEx. I love it.