AWS Direct Connect vs AWS Snowball Edge: What are the differences?
Developers describe AWS Direct Connect as "Establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS". AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. Using AWS Direct Connect, you can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment, which in many cases can reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. On the other hand, AWS Snowball Edge is detailed as "Petabyte-scale data transport with on-board storage and compute". AWS Snowball Edge is a 100TB data transfer device with on-board storage and compute capabilities. You can use Snowball Edge to move large amounts of data into and out of AWS, as a temporary storage tier for large local datasets, or to support local workloads in remote or offline locations.
AWS Direct Connect and AWS Snowball Edge are primarily classified as "Cloud Dedicated Network Connection" and "Data Transfer" tools respectively.