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.

ITAR Boundary

AWS GovCloud (US) has an ITAR boundary, which defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-controlled data for this service in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. To maintain ITAR compliance, you must place ITAR-controlled data on the applicable part of the ITAR boundary. If you do not have any ITAR-controlled data in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted

ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted

  • All data downloaded to the Snow Family device can contain ITAR-regulated data.

  • Snow Family metadata is not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated 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 ITAR-regulated 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 ITAR-regulated data.