AWS Storage Blog

Category: Edge

Best practices for accelerating data migrations using AWS Snowball Edge

Customers frequently perform bulk migrations of their application data when moving to the cloud. There are different online and offline methods for moving your data to the cloud. When proceeding with a data migration, data owners must consider the amount of data, transfer time, frequency, bandwidth, network costs, and security concerns. No matter how data […]

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Building an IoT solution at the edge with AWS Snowcone

Internet of Things (IoT) applications, like other applications, require edge solutions to operate in austere conditions with limited network connectivity or limited infrastructure. IoT applications at the edge can span numerous uses, like automation, optimization, and intelligent manufacturing to name a few. One real world example is a mining customer collecting toxic gas measurements from […]

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Deluxe enables same day global theatrical delivery using AWS Snowcone

Deluxe Entertainment Services Inc. (Deluxe) is a world-leading video creation and distribution company offering global, end-to-end services and technology for the media and entertainment market. The largest content creators, broadcasters, OTTs, and distributors around the globe rely on Deluxe’s scale, technology, and capabilities to enable the worldwide market for premium content. Deluxe’s latest innovation for […]

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Deploying a LAMP-based multi-tier web application on AWS Snowball Edge

Imagine you are building an application at a remote location where you must process and make decisions based on locally generated data, say from surveillance cameras or from detection systems. If there is high network latency, you cannot run these applications in the cloud and process data in real time. Other times, you may be […]

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AWS Identity and Access Management on AWS Snowball Edge

Many of our customers use AWS Snowball Edge devices for secure data transfer and edge computing applications. Recently, AWS announced support for AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) on Snowball Edge. Before the introduction of IAM on Snowball Edge, IT administrators shared a single access key/secret key combination with all the users who wanted to […]

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Building a Linux edge-computing solution with AWS Snowball Edge and Amazon EC2

There are many situations where you must run data inference close to the data sources. Often times these are located at remote, disconnected locations. Let’s consider the following examples: A remote oil drilling platform has numerous sensors that generate data. Critical components have to be monitored for wear and tear, or failure, and replacements must […]

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Novetta delivers IoT and Machine Learning to the edge for disaster response

During disaster response, maintaining high safety standards is paramount. Knowing the location of personnel, vehicles, and equipment is critical to maximizing the effectiveness of first responders and supporting safety efforts. Tracking the location of these resources across a complex response, with participation from multiple organizations, can be challenging. Responding organizations often lack interoperability with local, […]

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AWS Snowball device update – evolving at the edge

Since 2015, customers have used the AWS Snowball service to migrate large quantities of data to the AWS Cloud. Over time, the service has evolved and introduced new capabilities, including AWS Snowball Edge devices that feature on-board computing and increased storage capacity. The AWS Snow family continues to innovate to meet our customer’s needs. This includes […]

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Enable large-scale database migrations with AWS DMS and AWS Snowball

At some point in any database migration, the bandwidth of your network becomes a limiting factor. Without available high-speed internet links, it can take months to transfer large amounts of data. For example, 100 terabytes of data takes more than 100 days to transfer over a dedicated 100-Mbps connection. Many times, if you are in […]

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Hurricane Dorian disaster response in the Bahamas using AWS Snowball Edge

Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas on September 1, 2019. The Category 5 storm set the record for the worst natural disaster to ever impact the island nation. It became one of the two most powerful storms to ever make landfall from the Atlantic Ocean. During a disaster of this magnitude it is the responsibility of […]

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