“Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway.”

—Tanenbaum, Andrew S. (1996)

Have you ever had to move a massive amount of data – say, over 5 terabytes or… 100+ terabytes – to the other side of the country? If you have had that experience, you would likely know that moving extremely large amounts of data at speed can require some heavy duty network, which can be both expensive and time consuming without a pre-existing large point to point connection already in place. Up until now, there really hasn’t been a cheaper, smarter way to do this…

Late last year however, my buddy Alan Hannan approached me with a simple solution to this problem set. In a nutshell, his company FastDataDelivery will encrypt and copy your mountain of data from location A and physically transport it next day delivery via FedEx or another carrier of your choice to location B using a self-contained SDDS (Secure Data Delivery System) complete with rollers for easy movement, a GPS beacon & tracking system and few other security features to ensure no one but you and those who need to be accessing your data can.

Like I said, simple – and as you’ll see from his site and/or by talking with Alan or myself, significantly cheaper than the alternative. So if you don’t already have the infrastructure to move your data as fast or as securely as you’d need/like, this is definitely an option worth considering. Perfect for companies moving from a colocation environment to a hosted environment across the country, e-litigation companies moving volumes of digitized documents around, CDN’s, etc. If interested, give us a shout… we’re happy to walk you through the details.

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