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AWS OpsHub

AWS OpsHub is a graphical user interface you can use to manage AWS Snowcone devices. AWS OpsHub makes it easy to setup and manage AWS Snowcone devices enabling you to rapidly deploy edge computing workloads and simplify data migration to the cloud. With just a few clicks in AWS OpsHub, you have the full functionality of the Snow Family of devices at your fingertips; you can unlock and configure devices, drag-and-drop data to devices, launch applications, and monitor device metrics.

  AWS OpsHub
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Mac OS X 10.10 or higher Download
Linux (Ubuntu version 14 or higher, and Fedora version 24 or higher) Download

AWS OpsHub Demo (2:35)

Snowball Edge Client

The Snowball Edge Client is a terminal application for Snow Family devices that you can use to unlock, set up, and administer devices.

We recommend using the latest Linux or Mac clients which support the Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI) extension to the x86 instruction set architecture. This improves speeds for encrypting or decrypting data during transfers between the Snow Family devices and your Mac or Linux workstations.

  AWS Snowball Edge Client
Windows 7 or higher Download
Mac OS X 10.10 or higher
Linux (Ubuntu version 12 or higher, and RHEL version 6 or higher)

Documentation, Forums, & Diagrams


Video transcoding at the edge with AWS Snowcone (3:46)

Tech Talks

AWS Snow Family: Edge Computing Innovations & Best Practices - featuring AWS Snowcone (41:39)


AWS re:Invent 2020: Edge computing innovation with AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball Edge (29:43)
AWS re:Invent 2020: Optimize your data migration with AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball Edge (29:02)

Blog Posts

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Episode #409 - Exploring AWS Snowcone (28:00) »

In this podcast, learn about the importance of computing at the edge, how the AWS Snow Family helps customers with compute and data transfer applications at the edge, and the benefits and use cases of AWS Snowcone.

Free Training

AWS Snowcone Getting Started (50 minutes) »

This course introduces you to Snowcone, its benefits, uses cases, and its pricing model. By the end of the course you will be able to explain Snowcone features and compare Snowcone with other members of the AWS Snow Family.

AWS Snowcone Logistics and Planning (1.5 ours) »

This course introduces you to the planning and preparation that is needed prior to ordering a Snowcone. You learn how to order a Snowcone through the AWS Console and the logistical steps to prepare and return a Snowcone to AWS.

Using AWS Snowcone (1 hour 15 minutes) »

This is the third and final course in the Snowcone series. In this course, you explore functionality and deployment best practices associated with Snowcone. You also learn about data synchronization options, and how to use AWS OpsHub to synchronize your data and monitor the Snowcone.

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AWS Snowcone is a portable, rugged, and secure edge computing and data transfer device. These capabilities make it possible.

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