What are the features in AWS for keeping static data closer to end user?
AWS provides following features to support the static data proximity to end user:
CloudFront: Amazon CloudFront can cache the content in an Amazon S3 bucket for multiple edge locations that are closer to the end user location.
Availability Zones: We can use the same Availability Zone to create a cluster of servers. This makes sure that data is in proximity to the processing servers.
Physically Ship Data: Yes, we can ship data drives to Amazon by using Import/Export service27. Many a times it is cheaper and faster to move large amounts of data using the sneakernet28 than to upload it over the Internet.