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Running Operations & Large Scale Data Transfer in non-AWS Environments with the AWS Snow Family

Contents

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Course Introduction
1
Introduction
PREVIEW2m 12s
Running Operations with the Snow Family
6
Course Conclusion
7
Summary
3m 26s
Introduction
Overview
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
26m
Students
16
Ratings
5/5
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Description

This course takes an introductory look at the AWS Snow Family of devices, giving you an understanding of what they are and the problems they are designed to solve. The devices covered by this course include AWS Snowcone, Snowball, Snowmobile.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the AWS Snow Family
  • Understand the differences between AWS Snowcone, AWS Snowball, and AWS Snowmobile
  • Learn when you would use each service in a production environment
  • Understand their key features and how to request a snow device

Intended Audience

This course has been designed to help those who are new to the AWS snow family of devices and are potentially looking at them to assist with data import/export requirements for migrating data into and out of AWS.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should have an understanding and awareness of the Amazon S3 storage service, as well as a basic understanding of edge computing.

Transcript

Hello and welcome to this course which will take an introductory look at the AWS Snow Family of devices giving you an understanding of what they are and the problem they are designed to solve.  The devices reference the AWS snowcone, the snowball, and the all-impressive AWS Snowmobile. 

My name is Stuart Scott, and I am the AWS content Director here at Cloud Academy.  Feel free to connect with me to ask any questions using the details shown on the screen, alternatively you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an e-mail to support@cloudacademy.com where one of our Cloud experts will reply to your question.

This course has been designed to help those who are new to the AWS snow family of devices and are potentially looking at them to assist with data import/export requirements for migrating data into and out of AWS.

The objective of this course is to define the AWS Snow Family, the differences between AWS Snowcone, AWS Snowball, and AWS Snowmobile, and under what circumstances you would use each in a production environment.  I will also look at their key features, and how to request a snow device.

As a prerequisite to this course, it would be beneficial to have an understanding and awareness of the Amazon S3 storage service in addition to a basic understanding of edge computing, which effectively allows to you to improve response times by bringing your compute power and data storage closer to the location where it’s needed.

Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy is valuable to both us as trainers and any students looking to take the same course in the future. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact support@cloudacademy.com.

Please note that, at the time of writing this content, all course information was accurate.  AWS implements hundreds of updates every month as part of its ongoing drive to innovate and enhance its services. As a result, minor discrepancies may appear in the course content over time.  Here at Cloud Academy, we strive to keep our content up to date in order to provide the best training available. So, if you notice any information that is outdated, please contact support@cloudacademy.com.  This will allow us to update the course during its next release cycle.

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About the Author
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Stuart Scott
AWS Content Director
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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 90+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 140,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.