One of the world’s largest cloud providers offers a service which literally employs trucks to transfer data. It’s not a joke – physical storage containers are sent to the edge to suck up data, then transport it to the cloud data center to discharge it.
It takes a week to ship the data vacuum back and forth, and that’s faster than transferring terabytes or petabytes of data via the network. When actual trucks are required to shuttle data between locations, it is time to explore fundamental alternatives.
We’re entering a new era of decentralized IT
We’re creating a world where everything…