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Category: AWS Snowball Edge

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Optimizing cost with long-term pricing options for AWS Snowball

At the edge, in austere, non-data center environments, and in locations where there’s lack of consistent network connectivity, optimizing costs and operations is essential to successful outcomes. It can be difficult to manage costs and achieve goals in these austere environments, with limited resources and capabilities. The Snow Family, comprised of AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball, enable you to […]

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Customization and field maintenance with AWS Snowball Edge – sideloading AMIs

When the AWS Snowball Edge launched in 2016, if you wanted to run Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances on the device, you were required to specify an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to be installed on it at time of ordering. You were then able to launch Amazon EC2 instances on the device based […]

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AWS and Tape Ark partner to migrate petabytes of tape data using AWS Snowball with Tape Gateway

The last century has seen some remarkable innovation that has created new possibilities in a wide range of computing areas. Most remarkable of all is that companies around the world can now have all of their data in one place, completely accessible, all of the time. Amazon S3 and all of the S3 storage classes […]

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What’s in store with AWS Storage at re:Invent 2021

This is by far my favorite post that I write every year, it’s the re:Invent preview for AWS Storage! On behalf of the entire AWS Storage team, I am excited to tell you some of the highlights of the storage category that you shouldn’t miss. AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted for the global […]

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Using AWS Snowball to migrate data to Amazon S3 Glacier for long-term storage

Customers often choose to move large amounts of on-premises data to Amazon S3 Glacier. These customers choose to use S3 Glacier for its ability to reliably and securely store any amount of data at a cost-effective price, while being designed for 11 9’s of data durability. This makes S3 Glacier a popular choice for long-term […]

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Making it even simpler to create and manage your AWS Snow Family jobs

Customers use AWS Snow Family devices to run storage, compute, and data-processing operations in austere environments with inconsistent (or no) network connectivity. The AWS Snow Family, comprised of AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball, offers a number of physical devices and capacity points, most with built-in computing capabilities. These devices help physically transport up to exabytes […]

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AWS re:Invent recap: Edge computing innovation with the AWS Snow Family

Ramesh Kumar, Senior Product Manager of the AWS Snow Family, just broadcasted his AWS re:Invent 2020-2021 session yesterday: “Edge computing innovation with AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball Edge.” You can now watch Ramesh’s 30-minute edge session on-demand. In this blog, I discuss highlights from Ramesh’s session, including an overview of AWS services from the cloud […]

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Running Kubernetes cluster with Amazon EKS Distro across AWS Snowball Edge

AWS Snowball Edge customers are running applications for edge local data processing, analysis, and machine learning using Amazon EC2 compute instances on Snowball Edge devices in remote or disconnected locations. Customers use Snowball Edge devices in locations including, but not limited to, cruise ships, oil rigs, and factory floors with no or limited network connectivity. […]

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AWS re:Invent recap: Optimize your data migration with AWS Snow Family

At AWS re:Invent 2020-2021, Ramesh Kumar, Senior Manager of Product Management for the AWS Snow Family, presented a session on “Optimizing data migrations with AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball Edge“. That session, now on-demand, shed some light on solutions, services, and considerations for optimizing your data migration to AWS with those devices. Ramesh also discussed […]

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AWS re:Invent 2020-2021: data transfer, hybrid cloud, and edge computing sessions

The biggest cloud computing event of the year has begun! As you’re most likely aware of by now, re:Invent 2020-2021 is a FREE, 3-week virtual conference taking place from Nov 30 – Dec 18 and Jan 12 – 14. We wanted to make sure we ended 2020 offering you a ton of educational AWS content […]

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