What is AWS Snowball: Definition & Importance

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What is AWS Snowball?

This is a data transfer service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that uses physical devices to move large amounts of data into and out of the AWS cloud. Snowball is designed to address challenges with network speed, security, and costs associated with transferring massive data over the internet. It allows businesses to securely migrate data at high speed with minimized risk. The service involves sending a Snowball device to a client's location, where the client then transfers their data onto the device. The device is then returned to AWS, where the data is migrated to the client's AWS cloud storage. This method is particularly useful for transferring petabytes of data efficiently and securely.

Key Takeaways
  • Expedited and Secure Data Transfers: AWS Snowball provides a fast and secure solution for migrating large volumes of data into the AWS cloud, avoiding the potential pitfalls and inefficiencies of traditional internet transfers.
  • Cost-Effective and Sustainable Solution: With AWS Snowball, organizations can transfer mass data at a fraction of the cost of internet-based transfers, and its reusable devices align with eco-friendly practices.
  • Seamless Integration with AWS Services: Once your data is in the AWS cloud via Snowball, you can utilize the full suite of AWS services for further data processing, analytics, and machine learning, maximizing the potential of your migrated data.
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