Getting Started - Amazon Snowball Edge Developer Guide
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Getting Started

With an Amazon Snowball Edge device, you can access the storage and compute power of the Amazon Web Services Cloud locally and cost effectively in places where connecting to the internet might not be an option. You can also transfer hundreds of terabytes or petabytes of data between your on-premises data centers and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).

Following, you can find general instructions for creating and completing your first Amazon Snowball Edge device job in the Amazon Snow Family Management Console. The console presents the most common workflows, separated into job types. You can find more information about specific components of the Amazon Snowball Edge device in this documentation. For an overview of the service as a whole, see How Amazon Snowball Edge Works.

The getting started exercises assume that you use the Amazon Snow Family Management Console to create your job, the Amazon OpsHub for Snow Family to unlock and manage the Amazon Snowball Edge device, and the Amazon S3 interface to read and write data. If you'd rather create your job programmatically with more options for the jobs you're creating, you can use the job management API. For more information, see Amazon Snowball API Reference.

Before you can get started, you must create an Amazon Web Services account and an administrator user in Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM). For information, see Setting Up Your Amazon Access for Amazon Snowball Edge.