Posted On: May 18, 2023
AWS DataSync announced support for moving data to and from Amazon S3 compatible storage on AWS Snowball Edge Compute Optimized devices. Amazon S3 compatible storage delivers secure object storage with high resiliency, increased scale, and an expanded S3 API feature set to rugged, mobile edge, and disconnected environments. Customers storing data and running applications on AWS Snowball Edge Compute Optimized devices can now use AWS DataSync to more quickly and easily move data between their Amazon S3 compatible storage and AWS Storage services in-region, enabling them to make a second copy of their data in AWS, archive cold data, or move data to and from AWS for ongoing data workflows.
AWS DataSync is an online data movement and discovery service that automates and accelerates transferring data between AWS Storage services, on-premises storage, edge locations, or other clouds. To use AWS DataSync with Amazon S3 compatible storage on Snow, customers start by deploying a DataSync agent in their on-premises hypervisor environment and then creating an object storage location resource to connect to their storage. Customers can use DataSync to copy data between their Amazon S3 compatible storage and Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic File System (EFS), or Amazon FSx file systems.
You can use this new capability in all AWS Regions where AWS DataSync is available. To get started, visit the AWS DataSync console. To learn more, view the AWS DataSync documentation.