So that's you flying over my house taking 24MP images when i'm sunbaking?
I can't remember where I was reading it, it's late and i'm tired so i'll just go on what I remember.
The ethernet on the 1DX will act pretty much exactly like the current WFT do. There's a few different modes, like connecting to the eos utility, or FTP. So you can set it to automatically upload everything to an 'FTP Server' as you shoot.
The FTP server can just be a laptop with SSD.
Spend a bit more for a better laptop (or a desktop) with a few SSDs, and you can use RAID 1 for backup. Or set the laptop to auto-backup itself every minute or two to an external NAS with as many SSDs in RAID 5, 6, 50, whatever the customer wants to pay for.
Combine that with double-backups on 2x CF cards and you've got at least 4 copies and a few mirrors of each photo right there.
ps, when you said "we currently go through 4 sets of 2 (1 is a backup) 32gb Sandisk 90mbs cards every day", I presume you meant you back them up and wipe them when you get back to base? or you're SanDisk's biggest customer?
pps, SanDisk just dropped their prices, buy more!
ppps, I'm sure there are some NAS devices off the shelf that act as an FTP server, but I don't know what brands. If there isn't, i'll start marketing them...