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Category: AWS Snowball Edge

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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Migrate HDFS files to an Amazon S3 data lake with AWS Snowball Edge

The need to store newly connected data grows as the sources of data increase. Enterprise customers use Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) as their data lake storage repository for on-premises Hadoop applications. Customers are migrating their data lakes to AWS for a more secure, scalable, agile, and cost-effective solution. For HDFS migrations where high-speed transfer […]

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Data Protection for Your Cloud Journey with NetBackup 8.2 and AWS

This blog is co-authored by Ralph Wynn, Global Technical Account Manager at Veritas, and Henry Axelrod, Partner Solutions Architect at AWS. In this post we are going to explore some of the benefits you can get for your data protection needs with NetBackup 8.2 and AWS. As more and more organizations face market pressures to […]

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Data Migration Best Practices with AWS Snowball Edge

AWS Snowball Edge enables petabyte-scale offline data migrations from on-premises storage (SAN, NAS, parallel file systems) or databases into Amazon S3. AWS Snowball Edge is part of the AWS Snow Family and the greater AWS portfolio of data transfer services that can be used for data migration. The AWS portfolio of data transfer services also […]

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