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AWS Snowball – Overview

Snowball – a petabyte-scale data transport solution that uses secure appliances to transfer large amounts of data into and out of the AWS cloud. Using Snowball addresses common challenges with large-scale data transfers including high network costs, long transfer times, and security concerns. <sorce>

Snowball Edge – a 100TB data transfer device with onboard storage and compute capabilities. You can use Snowball Edge to move large amounts of data into and out of AWS, as a temporary storage tier for large local datasets, or to support local workloads in remote or offline locations. <sorce> It is important to note that Edge supports Lynda functions.

Snowmobile – An Exabyte-scale data transfer service used to move extremely large amounts of data to AWS. You can transfer
up to 100PB per Snowmobile, a 45-foot long ruggedized shipping container, pulled by a semi-trailer truck. Snowmobile makes it easy to move massive volumes of data to the cloud, including video libraries, image repositories, or even a complete data center migration. Transferring data with Snowmobile is more secure, fast and cost-effective. <sorce>


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