Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

Soon, you will be able to use AWS Snowball Edge Compute Optimized for edge processing use cases that require additional computing power in remote, disconnected or austere environments. The new configuration comes with 52 vCPUs and an optional GPU so you can perform real-time full-motion video analysis and advanced analytics before transferring the data back to Amazon S3.

Snowball Edge Compute Optimized features more powerful Amazon EC2 instances and 7.68 TB of NVMe SSD to run powerful applications in locations with little or no connectivity. It also provides storage capacity of 42 TB to transfer the processed data into AWS for further analysis or archival. With today’s announcement, customers can choose between a storage optimized and a compute optimized option to process and transfer any sized data volumes into AWS. You can also now cluster the Storage Optimized and Compute Optimized Snowball Edge together to have durable storage for data collection along with powerful compute and high-speed storage for processing in edge locations.

General availability (GA) is planned for AWS re:Invent 2018 in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (Ireland), and AWS GovCloud (US-West). Learn more about Snowball Edge Compute Optimized, or AWS Snowball Edge Storage Optimized, which was formerly called AWS Snowball Edge. See the pricing details, and get started in the AWS Console.