The AWS Snowball service has the following tools that you can download and install on a server in your local environment:
Snowball Client – A terminal application that you can use to unlock Snowball devices and to transfer data onto a standard Snowball. If you are using the Snowball Client to transfer data to a standard Snowball, we recommend that you use the latest Linux or Mac clients, which support the Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI) extension to the x86 instruction set architecture. This offers improved speeds for encrypting or decrypting data during transfers between the Snowball and your Mac or Linux workstations.
S3 SDK Adapter for Snowball – A programmatic tool that you can use to transfer data between your on-premises data center and a standard Snowball. You can use the S3 Adapter with existing Amazon S3 interfaces like the AWS SDKs, the AWS CLI, or your own custom Amazon S3 REST client. The S3 Adapter already comes installed on Snowball Edge.
You can learn more about the tools from the following documentation pages:
Large-Scale Data Migration
Accelerating Data Ingest
Snowball Technical Intro
AWS Snowball Overview
Simplified Data Migration
Large-Scale Video Transfer
Provides a conceptual overview of how to use the AWS Snowball service and Snowball device, including guidance for importing into and exporting data out of the AWS Cloud, shipping considerations, and other features of a Snowball device.
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