Amazon Web Services to launch AWS Snowcone an ultra-portable data transfer device

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Amazon Web Services to launch AWS Snowcone a new small ultra-portable, rugged, and secure edge computing and data transfer device

AWS Snowcone is the smallest member of the AWS Snow Family of edge computing, edge storage, and data transfer devices, weighing in at 4.5 pounds (2.1 kg) with 8 terabytes of usable storage. Snowcone is ruggedized, secure, and purpose-built for use outside of a traditional data center. Its small form factor makes it a perfect fit for tight spaces or where portability is a necessity.

You can use Snowcone in backpacks on first responders, or for IoT, vehicular, and even drone use cases. You can execute compute applications at the edge, and you can ship the device with data to AWS for offline data transfer, or you can transfer data online with AWS DataSync from edge locations.

Like AWS Snowball, Snowcone has multiple layers of security and military-grade encryption capabilities. You can use either of these services to run edge computing workloads that use AWS IoT Greengrass or Amazon EC2 instances, or to collect, process, and transfer data to AWS.

Snowcone is designed for data migration needs up to dozens of terabytes (with up to 8 terabytes per device) and from space-constrained environments where AWS Snowball devices will not fit.

AWS Snowcone is currently available in the US East (N. Virginia) and US West (Oregon) regions and will be soon available for order all over the globe.

How AWS Snowcone

Features of AWS Snowcone:

  1. Small and light
  2. Ruggedized enclosure
  3. Encryption
  4. Anti-tamper & Tamper-evident
  5. Easy setup and management with AWS OpsHub
  6. On-board computing
  7. Offline data transfer
  8. Online data transfer with AWS DataSync
  9. File-based storage
  10. Wired and wireless networking
  11. Efficient USB-C standardized power
  12. Optional lightweight battery
  13. End-to-end tracking
  14. Secure erasure
  15. Built-in logistics

With AWS Snowcone, you pay only for the use of the device and for data transfer out of AWS. Data transferred offline into AWS with Snowcone does not incur any transfer fees. For online data transfer pricing with AWS DataSync, please refer to the DataSync pricing page. Standard pricing applies once data is stored in the AWS Cloud.

For AWS Snowcone, you pay a service fee per job, which includes five days usage on-site, and for any extra days, you have the device on-site. For high-volume deployments, contact your AWS sales team.

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