AWS Other Storage Services Exam Preparation

  • Snowball
    • Snowball data transport solution that uses devices designed to be secure to transfer large amounts of data into and out of the AWS Cloud.
    • It is a physical mobile device which can be brought to on-prem to load or offload data.
    • Snowball Edge is a data migration + edge computing device with 100TB of capacity. For intermittent purpose or to work from remote locations.
      • Customer can develop and deploy applications in remote using snowball edge.
    • Each AWS Snowball is protected by AWS KMS
  • Storage Gateway
    • Hybrid data storage (on-prem + AWS cloud).
    • virtual machines @ on-prem data centers.
    • It connects to AWS storage services, such as Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, and Amazon EBS.
    • Types
      • Stored volumes-entire volume/copy of data and then transferred.
      • Cached volumes-only most recently used or frequently used are on-prem rest transferred to S3.
  • File Gateway
    • File transfer between S3 & on-Prem.

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