AWS GovCloud (US) User Guide
AWS GovCloud (US) User Guide

AWS Snowball

AWS Snowball 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.

The following list details the differences for using this service in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions compared to other AWS Regions:

  • 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).

  • When you create jobs in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, you can use the following device types:

    • 50 TB Snowball (with 42 TB of usable space)

    • 80 TB Snowball (with 72 TB of usable space)

    • 100 TB Snowball Edge (with 82 TB of usable space)

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

For more information about Snowball, see the AWS Snowball 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 Snowball appliance can contain ITAR-regulated data.

  • Snowball metadata is not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated data. This includes the naming and configuration data that you enter when creating and managing your Snowball 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. Snowball generated metadata will not contain ITAR-regulated data.

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