Posted On: Jul 21, 2020

AWS Snowball Edge Compute Optimized is now available in US East (Ohio), Canada (Central), South America (Sao Paulo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Seoul), EU (Stockholm), EU (Paris), EU (Frankfurt), and EU (London).  

Snowball Edge Compute Optimized is a secure, rugged device that brings AWS computing and storage capabilities, such as Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, AWS IoT Greengrass, AWS Lambda functions, and AWS IAM to your edge environments for machine learning, data analytics, processing, and local storage. You can use Snowball Edge devices in environments with intermittent connectivity (like manufacturing, industrial, and transportation) or in extremely remote locations (like military or maritime operations). These devices may also be rack mounted and clustered together to build larger installations.  

The Snowball Edge Compute Optimized device provides 52 vCPUs, 208 GiB of memory, and an optional NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU. For storage, the device provides 42 TB usable HDD capacity for Amazon S3 or Amazon EBS, as well as 7.68 TB of usable NVMe SSD capacity for EBS block volumes. Snowball Edge Compute Optimized devices run Amazon EC2 sbe-c and sbe-g instances, which are equivalent to C5, M5a, G3, and P3 instances. 

You can use Snowball Edge devices for as few as 10 days for temporary deployments and then pay only for the number of days you use the device. For longer-term deployments, Snowball Edge provides discounted 1-year and 3-year pricing. For more information about pricing and to learn more and get started, please refer to the following resources:

AWS Snowball Edge product page
AWS Snowball Edge pricing page
AWS Snowball Edge AWS Region availability 
AWS Snowball Edge compute documentation 
AWS Snow Family Console