Many organizations have a whole new set of applications that are driving requirements for increased capabilities and performance at the edge of the cloud, or even beyond the edge of the network. This can mean enabling data movement between the edge and AWS, and bringing cloud computing models to the edge. In this Fireside Chat, Bill Vass, VP of Technology at AWS, and Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist for AWS, will discuss the evolution of the AWS Snow family. They will review how AWS Snowball Edge and other Snow services are helping enterprises and government organizations build the bridge between their cloud and edge environments. Bill and Jeff will also dive deep on the needs of edge locations where network capacity is constrained or nonexistent, including providing guidance on operating in harsh environments. Finally, they will provide their vision for how the Snow family can meet a variety of use cases.

In this episode, we'll talk about:

  • The key use cases for secure, ruggedized computing, and storage at the edge
  • How technology executives and architects can extend their cloud environments to the edge
  • How the AWS Snow Family can be used at edge locations for edge local computing along with transferring data to and from AWS

Who should attend?

Cloud Architects, IT Directors, IT Managers, IT Administrators, IoT Developers, APN Consulting Partners


  • Bill Vass
    VP of Technology, AWS

    Bill Vass is an award winning technology executive and visionary in the Information Technology, Robotics, and Cyber Security fields. With over 38 years of experience at growing revenue, Bill has held CEO, COO, CIO, CISO, and CTO business leadership positions for both start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, as well as the federal government.


  • Jeff Barr
    Chief Evangelist for AWS

    As Chief Evangelist for the Amazon Web Services, Jeff gets to tell the AWS story to audiences all over the world. Jeff talks, blogs, records videos, and spreads the word via social media.