AWS Snowball now a HIPAA-eligible service

Posted on: Nov 11, 2016

AWS has expanded its HIPAA compliance program to include AWS Snowball. With the addition of Snowball, you can now transfer large amounts of data, including Protected Health Information (PHI), into and out of AWS in a secure and cost-effective manner. Snowball addresses common challenges with large-scale data transfers, such as high network costs, long transfer times, and security concerns. Using Snowball to migrate data to AWS is a simple first step towards leveraging a full suite of HIPAA-eligible, cloud-based services for data lifecycle management, such as S3, Glacier, database services, and a managed Big Data platform. Read our whitepaper to learn more on how to configure AWS services to support your HIPAA applications. 

If you already have a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with AWS, you can use Snowball immediately to transfer data into your HIPAA accounts. Read our blog post on how to utilize Snowball with healthcare organizations, learn more about building healthcare applications on AWS, and review our FAQs and get started with Snowball.