AWS Snowball lets you import and export large amounts data to and from the AWS cloud and your on-site data center. By using an appliance, you may transfer 1 Petabyte of data per week and ship it to AWS.
Now, AWS Snowball is even better with the addition of a Job Management API and an S3 Adaptor.
The new AWS Snowball Job Management API allows Snowball to integrate with the user’s backup or data transfer system. It has the following functions:
- CreateJob – initiate and import/export job and shipment of appliance
- ListJobs – Get a list of jobs and their job states.
- DescribeJob – Get more information on a specific job
Meanwhile, the S3 Adapter allows you to access AWS Snowball as if it were an end point in your own data center. This makes it a handy tool for any S3-centric applications you may have. You can download the adapter here.
You may start using these tools today. If you’re looking into the cloud for aback and disaster recovery solutions, kindly contact our PolarSeven cloud consultants today.