AWS Snow Family
AWS Snow Family
for data migration in and out of AWS:
for Edge computing data migration:
These are offline devices that perform data migration for migration that would take more than a week by network transfer.
Snowcone and Snowball Edge are sent by post using a physical route rather than digitally.
Snowball Edge, used for TB or PB data transfer
pay per data transfer job
Snowball Edge Storage Optimized:
80TB max of HDD capacity for block volume and S3 compatible object storage
Snowball Edge Compute Optimized:
42TB of HDD capacity for block volume and S3 compatible object storage
use case for Edge:
large data cloud migration, Disaster recovery prep, disaster recovery action
a much smaller device, can withstand harsh environments, very light and secure
used for smaller size transfers, up to 8TB storage
10 times less than snowball edge.
you must provide own battery and cables
can be sent to AWS in post or via internet – and use AWS DataSync to send data.
Snowmobile is a truck – very high-scale transfers.
request snowball devices on the AWS website
install a snowball client on servers
connect the snowball to your servers, then copy the file,
then ship the device back
many EBs of data 1EB = 1PB
very high security, staffed,
best for more than 10PB data transfer
somewhere creating data or needing data but has no internet access or limited access…
snowball edge or snowcone can be embedded into your edge site
so it gives you a way to transfer data despite having no strong internet connection
The Snowcone and Edge can run EC2 instances and Lambda functions!
good for preprocessing data, transcoding media screens, machine learning at the edge
Snowcone 2 CPUs 4GB RAM, wired/wi-fi, powered by usb-c or optional battery
many more vCPUs up to 52vCPUs and 208 GiB RAM
object storage clustering available
can get discount pricing 1 or 3 years
Also AWS OpsHub – management software for snow family
This enables you to manage the device from your client pc or laptop, you install on your client