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  • Nikee-TutorialsDojo

    March 4, 2024 at 8:51 am

    Hi li-zhi,

    Thank you for reaching out with your question regarding transferring a large amount of data from Amazon S3 to an on-premises data center and your concerns about using AWS Snowball Edge Storage Optimized devices for such transfers.

    AWS Snowball is a specialized device that helps transfer large amounts of data into and out of the AWS cloud. This device, particularly the Snowball Edge Storage Optimized model, is useful when bandwidth constraints make direct internet transfers impractical. It can transfer data from AWS to an on-premises easily. When you initiate a data transfer job from AWS to your on-premises data center, AWS prepares a Snowball device with your encrypted data and ships it to your location. Once you receive the device, you can quickly transfer the data to your on-premises storage. This significantly reduces the time and bandwidth required compared to an internet-based transfer. After you complete the transfer, you can simply send the device back to AWS, where the data is erased according to strict security protocols.

    We hope this clarifies the capabilities of the AWS Snowball service for your data transfer needs. It’s an efficient solution for quickly and securely transferring large volumes of data from AWS S3 to your on-premises data center, bypassing the limitations of internet-based transfers. If you have any more questions or need further assistance, please feel free to ask.


    Nikee @ Tutorials Dojo