Posted On: Sep 19, 2017
AWS Snowball and Snowball Edge are now available in Asia Pacific (Tokyo) region.
AWS Snowball is a data transport solution that accelerates moving terabytes to petabytes of data into and out of AWS using storage appliances designed to be secure for physical transport. Using Snowball helps to eliminate challenges that can be encountered with large-scale data transfers including high network costs, long transfer times, and security concerns. Beyond large-scale data transfers, AWS Snowball also supports importing data from a Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).
AWS Snowball Edge is a 100TB data transfer device with on-board storage and compute power for select AWS capabilities. In addition to transferring data to AWS, Snowball Edge comes with an embedded version of AWS Greengrass and is provisioned as a Greengrass core device. With Greengrass, Snowball Edge can undertake local processing and edge-computing workloads. Other features include an S3-compatible end-point on the device, a file interface with NFS support, a cluster mode where multiple Snowball Edge devices can act as a single, scalable, storage pool with increased durability, and the ability to run Lambda functions as data is copied to the device.
AWS Snowball and Snowball Edge are also available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), AWS GovCloud (US-East), Canada (Central), South America (Sao Paulo), EU (Ireland), EU, (Frankfurt), EU (London), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), and Asia Pacific (Sydney) regions.