- Get a SATA drive
- Fill it with your fine data
- Put it in a mailing envelope and mail it to Amazon
- They'll load the data into your cloud for you!
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
As Andrew Tanenbaum wrote in his textbook on networking:
Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway.
(Though I remember the quote more vividly from Jim Gray's work on data transfer for astronomers):
I’ve been working with a bunch of astronomers lately and we need to send around huge databases. I started writing my databases to disk and mailing the disks. At first, I was extremely cautious because everybody said I couldn’t do that—that the disks are too fragile. I started out by putting the disks in foam. After mailing about 20 of them, I tried just putting them in bubble wrap in a FedEx envelope. Well, so far so good.