AWS Snow Family - AWS GovCloud (US)

AWS Snow Family

AWS Snow Family is a service for customers who want to transport terabytes or petabytes of data to and from AWS, or who want to access the storage and compute power of the AWS Cloud locally and cost effectively in places where connecting to the internet might not be an option.

How AWS Snow Family Differs for AWS GovCloud (US)

  • Users can only select AWS GovCloud (US) Regions as the import or export destination region. The AWS GovCloud (US) Region selection is available only when signed in to AWS GovCloud (US).

  • Compute functionality (AWS Lambda powered by AWS IoT Greengrass) for the AWS Snow Family Edge is not supported.

  • Snowcone is not available in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

Documentation for AWS Snow Family

AWS Snow Family documentation.

Export-Controlled Content

For AWS Services architected within the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, the table below explains how certain components of data may leave the Regions in the normal course of the Service Offerings. The table can be used as a guide to help meet applicable customer compliance obligations.

Data in the following service attributes will not leave the AWS GovCloud (US ) Regions in the normal course of the Service Offerings

Data in the following service attributes may leave the AWS GovCloud (US ) Regions in the normal course of the Service Offerings

  • All data downloaded to the Snow Family device can contain export-controlled data.

  • Snow Family metadata is not permitted to contain export-controlled data. This includes the naming and configuration data that you enter when creating and managing your Snow Family import or export job. For example, do not enter export-controlled data into user input fields describing your job, such as import job name, Amazon S3 bucket name, or Amazon SNS topic name. Snow Family generated metadata will not contain export-controlled data.