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AWS Snow Family


What is AWS Snow Family?

AWS Snow Family is a group of devices that transport data in and out of AWS.

AWS Snow Family devices are physical devices.

They can transfer up to exabytes of data.

One exabyte is 1 000 000 000 000 megabytes.

AWS Snow Family include three device types:

  • AWS Snowcone
  • AWS Snowball
  • AWS Snowmobile

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AWS Snowcone

AWS Snowcone is a secure and small device.

It transfers data.

It is made out of 8 TB of storage space, 4 GB of memory, and 2 CPUs.


AWS Snowball

AWS Snowball has 2 types of devices, described in the table below.

Snowball Edge Storage Optimized devices Snowball Edge Compute Optimized devices
Great for large-scale data migrations Great for services that require a large amount of computing resources.
Have 80 TB of HDD storage space for object storage Have 42 TB of HDD storage for object storage, and 7.68 TB of NVMe SSD storage space for AWS EBS block volumes.
Have 1 TB of SSD storage for block volumes Work on 208 Gib of memory and 52 vCPUs.


AWS Snowmobile

AWS Snowmobile moves large amounts of data to AWS.

It can transfer up to 100 petabytes of data

One petabyte is 1 000 000 000 megabytes.


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