When I read about Azure Data Box and AWS Snow Ball, I thought it’s funny. Is it a joke or something? How can we still use box  or ball  to ship data physically? Don’t we just use our high speed connections such as Azure Express Route and AWS Direct Connect? As the matter of fact, we already use 1GB internet connection at home, right?
It is really happening. The speed of data transfer to cloud is really slow. Azure Data Box or AWS Snow Ball is not a joke, and is designed for a reason. This fact will change the cloud strategy for sure, and we have to design our cloud solutions accordingly.