Posted On: Jul 17, 2018

Customers in industries such as mining, energy, military, retail, and manufacturing use Snowball Edge to collect data in remote locations and ship these devices and data back to AWS with a standard freight carrier. These devices can also perform simple local pre-processing tasks using AWS Greengrass, AWS Lambda functions, and Amazon S3.

Starting today, Snowball Edge devices also support a new EC2 instance type featuring 1.8 GHz Intel Xeon D processors with up to 24 vCPUs and 32 GB of memory total. These SBE1 instance types are available in multiple sizes and multiple instances can run simultaneously on a single Snowball Edge device. Instances may be stopped, started and updated while the device is on site via the AWS CLI or SDK, and may be managed and monitored using standard AWS tools. This new capability means that you may now develop applications on EC2 and operate them in locations with limited or non-existent Internet connections.

These new instances are available in most AWS Regions. Learn more about EC2 instances on Snowball Edge in the Snowball Edge developer guide.