Copying large files
The transfer pane displays upload speed. Copying a large file from your computer to S3 is usually quick using an business connection and slow using a domestic connection.
This 4GB virtual machine file is being uploaded using a domestic ADSL link. This file will take many hours to copy.
Nick Hardiman builds and maintains the infrastructure required to run Internet services. Nick deals with the lower layers of the Internet - the machines, networks, operating systems, and applications. Nick's job stops there, and he hands over to the designers and developers who build the top layer that customers use.