said by DataRiker:No, it's physics. Lots of enterprises ship backup tapes on airplanes rather than transmitting them. It's faster and cheaper in many cases. You want to talk about bandwidth? Check these puppies out.
This is F'ing pathetic when the post office can beat your ISP on bandwidth costs.
5 TB in a 9 oz cartridge about 5 inches square and 1 inch thick. Pack 200 of these in some shipping boxes, FedEx them overnight, and you've just transmitted a petabyte in about 16 hours. That's a million GB in about 1000 minutes, or 1000 GB per minute, or more than 100 gigabits per second. Beat that with your puny network!