Posted On: Jul 25, 2016
We are pleased to announce the expansion of the Snowball service to EU (Frankfurt) region. With this launch, AWS Import/Export Snowball is now available in the eight regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (India), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and AWS GovCloud (US).
Since first launching Snowball at Re:Invent 2015, customers have successfully migrated petabytes of data to AWS and avoided challenges typically associated with large-scale data transfers such as high network costs, long transfer times, and security concerns. The Snowball employs 256-bit encryption and industry-standard Trusted Platform Module (TPM) designed to ensure both security and full chain-of-custody for your data. It includes 10GBaseT network connection (both RJ45 as well as SFP+ with either a fiber or copper interface) enabling you to fill a device in as little as one day. Multiple simultaneous Snowball jobs can be used to migrate hundreds of terabytes or even petabytes of data to AWS in less than a week.