Posted On: Sep 7, 2022

AWS Snowball devices are now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region.

AWS Snowball, a member of the AWS Snow Family, is an edge computing, data migration, and edge storage device that comes in two configurations - Snowball Edge Storage Optimized and Snowball Edge Compute Optimized. The Snowball Edge Storage Optimized device provides 80 TB of Amazon S3 compatible object storage and is designed for local storage and large-scale data transfer. The Snowball Edge Compute Optimized device provides 52 vCPUs, 7.68 TB of NVMe SSD storage, 42TB of HDD storage, and 208 GB of RAM for use cases like advanced machine learning and full motion video analysis in disconnected environments.

You can use Snowball Edge Compute Optimized devices for data collection, machine learning and processing, and storage in environments with intermittent connectivity, like manufacturing, industrial, and transportation environments, or in extremely remote locations, like during military or maritime operations, before shipping the devices back to AWS. All AWS Snowball devices can be rack mounted and clustered together to build larger temporary installations.

For Regional availability, check the Regional Service Availability pages for the latest information. For temporary deployments, you can choose the on-demand pricing option, which includes 10 days of device use and a per-day fee for every additional day you use the device before sending it back to AWS. For longer-term deployments, AWS provides discounted 1-year and 3-year pricing. For pricing information, visit the AWS Snowball pricing page. To get started, visit the AWS Management Console. To learn more, visit the AWS Snowball Edge documentation or the AWS Snowball product page.