AWS Snowball is a service used to migrate your data from the on-premise datacenter to AWS. It has a petabyte-scale data transport solution that uses secure appliances to transfer data in and out of AWS.
Snowball comes into the picture when you have massive scale of data that cannot be transferred using network connections due to time limits, cost limits, and major security concerns.
It's a very simple device that you request from AWS to get it shipped to your location. After that, you start the appliance and copy all your data, and send it back to AWS to be uploaded to AWS S3.
You can see the details of each activity using the AWS Management Console.
It comes in the following three sizes:
- Snowball: The Snowball device has a ...