said by djtim21:
I'm not too worried about the connection speed/upload time.
First off, I would be... especially if you have 20 - 50GBs of data.. as JoelC707
said, you may want to
do some math to figure out how long it's going to take to transmit 50GBs of data to Amazon. Short ver, unless
you get an OC-3 or something, expect to be staring at the hourglass icon, worst case scenario on the order
of days. If you need this archived reliably and ontime, MAKE SURE YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE IS SCALED FOR IT
Second : Amazon / cloud / [insert fancy buzzword here] -- take with a grain of salt and READ THE FINE PRINT.
What is their SLA, what are their guarentees, who are your contact(s) / escalation point(s), what internal backups / DR
does Amazon have if their datacenter suddenly became a smoking crater? I think all of us DSLR'ers only have to look back
at this board's outage earlier this year to see why you want to make sure whoever you outsource it to knows a) what to do
when the lights go up like a Christmas tree, and b) isn't going to give you the runaround of "it's being worked on. We'll get
back to you."
Third : what regulation(s) does your company fall under, and does Amazon fulfill it, especially from a Legal standpoint.
Again, if Amazon suddenly became a smoking crater in the ground, that's the WORST time to find out you're in breach
of a legal requirement.
Just my inital 00000010bits.