This article looks at the various upload methods that are available over various bandwidth links (100Mbs, 1Gbs and 10Gbs). Often a question will indicate an amount of data to upload and an available time period and ask what method to use.
|Volume||Method||100Mb (low)||1Gbs (med)||10Gbs (high)|
|1TB||DataSync||22 hours||2 hours||13 min|
|10TB||Maybe 1GB link||9.2 days||22 hours||2hours|
|100TB||2 Snowballs / 1 snowball edge (takes about a week)||92 days||9.2 days||22 hours|
|1PB||20 snowballs / 10 snowball edges||3 years||92 days||9.2 days|
|10PB||Maybe use one or more 10Gbs link if a few months months to load the data is acceptable||30 years||3 years||92 days|
|100PB||Snowmobile (takes several weeks to download, move and upload )||300 years||30 years||3 years|
|1EB||10 Snowmobiles||ages||300years||30 years|
How fast do you need to start? Direct Connect will typically take 1-2 weeks to set up. The Snowball approach takes 1-3 weeks to execute and a Snowmobile is 1-3 months.
What redundancy is required? If using Direct Connect you can create a lag (Link Aggregation Group) which sets up to links as a single logical managed connection offering full redundancy. Diagram below shows 2 LAGs each with 2 connections to different locations and hence offering no single point of failure
The following rules apply: