Posted On: Jun 29, 2022

The AWS Snowcone solid state drive (SSD) device is now available in the AWS Europe (Paris) Region, adding to our growing list of Regions already offering Snowcone SSD, including AWS US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California) Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Canada (Central), and South America (São Paulo).

AWS Snowcone is the smallest device of the AWS Snow Family of edge computing, edge storage, and data migration devices. Snowcone is available in both hard disk drive (HDD) and solid-state drive (SSD) device types, and both device types are portable, rugged, and secure. They are small and light enough to fit in a backpack, and can withstand harsh environments. Customers use Snowcone to deploy applications at the edge, and to collect data, process it locally, and move it to AWS either offline by shipping the device to AWS, or online by using AWS DataSync on Snowcone to send the data to AWS.

Edge locations often lack the space, power, and cooling needed for data center IT equipment to run applications and data migrations. With wired networking, 2 CPUs, 4 GB of memory, and 8 TB of usable storage on Snowcone HDD (14 TB of usable storage on Snowcone SSD), Snowcone runs edge computing workloads with select Amazon EC2 instances or AWS IoT Greengrass to migrate data to AWS. Snowcone is small, approximately 9 inches x 6 inches x 3 inches, weighs 4.5 pounds (lbs.), and supports operation via battery for mobility.

To set up and manage Snowcone, you can use AWS OpsHub, a graphical user interface that enables you to rapidly deploy edge computing workloads and simplify data migration to the cloud. DataSync comes pre-installed on the device to move data online to and from Amazon S3, Amazon EFS, or Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, as well as between AWS Storage services.

Access the AWS Regional Services List to see where AWS Snowcone is available. To get started, order a Snowcone device in the AWS Snow Family console. To learn more, visit the AWS Snowcone documentation or the AWS Snowcone product page.