Posted On: Mar 31, 2021

AWS Snowball Edge Compute Optimized is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region. 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 S3 compatible object storage or EBS compatible block volumes, as well as 7.68 TB of usable NVMe SSD capacity for EBS compatible 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, AWS Snowball’s pricing page. You can get started by ordering a Snowball Edge device on the AWS Snow Family console and can learn more about Snowball in the AWS Snowball Edge documentation.