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AWS OpsHub

AWS OpsHub is a graphical user interface you can use to manage AWS Snowball devices. AWS OpsHub makes it easy to setup and manage Snowball devices enabling you to rapidly deploy edge computing workloads and simplify data migration to the cloud. With just a few clicks in 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
Windows 7 or higher                                                                        Download
Mac OS X 10.10 or higher
Linux (Ubuntu version 14 or higher, and Fedora version 24 or higher) Download

AWS OpsHub Demo (2:35)

AWS 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)

Evolving at the Edge with the AWS Snow Family

Learn about the latest Snow announcements by viewing a fireside chat with Jeff Barr & Bill Vass

AWS Snowball Edge Data Migration Guide

This document provides best practices for AWS Snowball Edge bulk data transfers between on-premises data centers and the AWS Cloud

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Novetta Uses AWS Snowball Edge for disaster response

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

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Provides a conceptual overview of how to use a AWS Snowball Edge device, and includes guidance for local storage and compute, clustering, importing and exporting data into Amazon S3, and other features.


Describes all the job and shipping API operations for Snowball devices in detail. Also provides sample requests, responses, and errors for the supported web services protocols.


AWS Snow Family Overview

Learn about the AWS Snow Family comprised of AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball

Migrating Data to AWS

Learn about key data migration services, including the AWS Snow Family

Computing at the Edge

Learn how AWS Snowball Edge accelerates data transfers and reduces overall storage costs

Offline Data Transfer

Learn how you to transfer data online or offline with a variety of AWS services


AWS on Air Pi Day 2022 - Accelerate Your Storage Migration

AWS re:Invent 2021 - Accelerate physical tape data migration to AWS

AWS re:Invent 2020 - Optimize your data migration with AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball Edge

AWS re:Invent 2020: Edge computing innovation with AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball Edge

Moving Massive Amounts of Data

CNBC profile: How the AWS Snow family helps customers move massive amounts of data to the cloud

AWS Snowball Edge Unboxing and Unlocking

Walk through the end-to-end process of receiving, opening, powering-on, unlocking, and even attaching a Snowball device to a local network

Copy Data to AWS Snowball Edge using Amazon S3

Learn how to copy data to a Snowball Edge device using the Amazon Simple Storage Service S3 interface

Copying Windows Data to AWS Snowball with NFS

Learn how to copy data to AWS Snowball using the NFS client on Windows

Pushing Physical Limits

From Deserts to the battlefield: AWS Snowball Edge brings technology to the tactical edge

Disaster Scenario Solutions

Improving Information and Communications in a Disaster Scenario with AWS Snowball Edge

Datacenter Shutdown

How Wazee Digital used Snowball to migrate into AWS, saving 100x over traditional data transfer methods and exchanging two datacenters for infinite scale

Capturing Data in Remote Sites

Snowball assisted in a higely ambitious video project that required filming scenes all around the globe. Snowball not only ensured safe data transfers but was also cost-efficient, fast and secure

Data Migration & Edge Computing

AWS re:Invent 2019: Data migration and edge computing with the AWS Snow Family

Blog Posts

No blog posts have been found at this time. Please see the AWS Blog for other resources.

Free Training

AWS Snowball Edge Getting Started

This intermediate, e-learning course is about 1.5 hours. It covers common use cases for AWS Snowball Edge to determine if this is the right choice for a specific project. The self-paced course addresses the Snowball Edge device types and job types for your use cases as well as Snowball Edge physical features, security features, and hardware resource capabilities.

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AWS Snowball Edge Logistics and Planning

This 1 hr 25 min course will help customers learn about the AWS Regions where Snowball Edge device is available, time frames for receiving and using the device, and how Snowball Edge pricing works. The course will also cover the customer requirements for networking and infrastructure and data set/data transfer activities.

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AWS Snowball Edge: Using AWS Snowball Edge

This course teaches learners how to use the device to transfer data using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI). The course also teaches how to complete a Snowball Edge job and ship the device back to AWS.

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