AWS Snowball

AWS Snowball

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Snowball is a petabyte-scale data transport solution that uses secure appliances to transfer large amounts of data into and out of the AWS cloud.

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AWS Snowball review by Project Manager
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"Easy to Use Data Migration for Small Nonprofit"

What do you like best?

The support the Snowball provides for small organizations to provide significant data migration. Our TBs migrated via Snowball are being used in our Digital Library as we speak. The quick and easy transfer allowed us to provide access to TBs of information for our users in significantly less time than if we had done it on our own. In the Library and Archives world, accessibility, and online accessibility, is key. The Snowball greatly expedites this goal.

What do you dislike?

When we first used the Snowball we were surprised at how difficult it was to use. Based on what we were told by AWS representatives, we thought we could manage the upload onto the Snowball without help from our off-site IT contractors. This proved to be wrong. We thankfully had the backup help we needed, but it would be helpful to future users to know what level of skill would be required to run the Snowball.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you have an IT professional on staff before use.

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AWS Snowball review by Project Team Member
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"These kind of snowballs aren't cold but they are cost effective and apparently indestructible!! "

What do you like best?

If you need to securely and quickly transfer data to AWS, Snowball is the right choice. Especially if your schedule doesn't allow time to make expensive upgrades to the network infrastructure. It's also great for secondary and third locations because they often have large backlogs of data and can be in a physically isolated environment. All reasons snowball can help save the day!

What do you dislike?

They cost $200 per use and remain property of Amazon so you'll be sending them back after the data has been migrated but that's the only dislike I can think of.

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Thanks for letting us know!
AWS Snowball review by Karine Albenize dos S.
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"AwsREspostas"

What do you like best?

eu gosto de tudo sou fascinada pela amazon

What do you dislike?

o fato de não ter opções em portugues e nem a possibilidade de descrição com tradução

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Eu acho que a pessoa que vai contratar precisa saber o que quer porque a ferramenta é otima só que tem que saber o que realmente quer dela para ter 100% de aproveitamento

AWS Snowball review by kurt o.
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"snowball migration review"

What do you like best?

ease and quickness of getting a snowbll on sidte

What do you dislike?

when i order a snowball i can only select buckets i wnat the data to be loaded into. I would like to create the path inside the bucket i wnat the data to go into.

AWS Snowball review by david s.
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"Move large amounts of data"

What do you like best?

Simple and effective moving Terabytes of data from our on prem area to the cloud.

What do you dislike?

The first time we did it it took a few times to get things moving and the data to transfer.

AWS Snowball review by Project Team Member
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"Awful Experience"

What do you like best?

easy hook up to the network

easy to use interface (when it works)

What do you dislike?

The interface is terrible. I would have to restart the device often. After transferring data or sitting or a period of time. When restarted it would lose all network information. I had to take multiple trips to the data center to restart / reconfigure

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it, but don't fight with it.

AWS Snowball review by Jim M.
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"So easy to use"

What do you like best?

the whitepapers on the service were great to get an understanding of the service

What do you dislike?

No compliants but the service worked as expected

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try

AWS Snowball review by Project Team Member
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"Snowball Excellence!"

What do you like best?

The ease of shipping and reliability. Having the device being handled to and from takes work off my team. Also the autoimport to where the data shows up in S3 automatically

What do you dislike?

Nothing that really comes to mind because areas where this fails AWS has other services to utilize.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great way to move massive amounts of data into AWS without needing internet pipes

AWS Snowball review by Robert P.
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"awesome product"

What do you like best?

the product is way easy to use everytime I use it.

What do you dislike?

I like everything about the product that I've used

AWS Snowball review by Project Team Member
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"Amazingly easy experience"

What do you like best?

getting the appliance, directions, accessing the appliance, and all the instructions to get the shipment and send the shipment back to AWS.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike. The first go around, we got an erroneous piece, and spent some time troubleshooting etc. But once we got the healthy piece, everything went smooth

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it

AWS Snowball review by Project Manager
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"Typical AWS product"

What do you like best?

AWS is starting to offer so many tools/services that it is easy to use them for multiple items. Makes it a one stop shop/

What do you dislike?

AWS is a large company. Sometimes I feel like you are getting a sales pitch 24/7. When moving large amounts of sensitive data, a sales pitch is not what you want.

AWS Snowball review by Executive Sponsor
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"Snowball"

What do you like best?

Once installed it works well. Ordering and tracking are well done.

What do you dislike?

Depending on your OS installation can be hard.. We had customers on old OS that made it hard. Had to use a laptop between the server and the snowball to connect.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Unhderstand requirements for install

AWS Snowball review by Partner in Information Technology and Services
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"Moving lots of data"

What do you like best?

Love how fast the unit is arriving after ordering it and how easy it is to copy data to it from multiple machines.

What do you dislike?

The unit is very heavy. I almost broke my back last time I used one.

AWS Snowball review by Project Manager
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"Snowball for the win"

What do you like best?

The security of the Snowball was very impressive.

What do you dislike?

There was nothing really in the snoball that was poor

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is by far the easiest way to transfer large chunks of data

AWS Snowball review by Project Team Member
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"Snowball New User"

What do you like best?

Ease of use and quickly available to new users in an AWS environment

What do you dislike?

I'm happy with this service. No dislikes as I have been very happy with this tool

AWS Snowball review by Project Team Member
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"heavy duty for heavy duty migration"

What do you like best?

its simple and easy to use with good instructions

What do you dislike?

takes long time to order and shipping back can be an issue as some carrier will give hard time

AWS Snowball review by Analyst/Journalist
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"Good product , dont have to worry about data"

What do you like best?

Good product , dont have to worry about data

What do you dislike?

Beginnging to use, in the early stage. We are in the process of migrating more workloads to AWS

AWS Snowball review by Executive Sponsor
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"Transfer of data using snowball "

What do you like best?

Speed and price were very good recorded snowball in 24 hrs

What do you dislike?

Security contains between current on premise provider and aws

AWS Snowball review by Project Team Member
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"Mass Migration"

What do you like best?

Using snowball to migrate the data is both simple and fast.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I dislike about the product.

AWS Snowball review by Analyst/Journalist
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"Fast Transfer"

What do you like best?

Speed. And Agility in terms of data transfer

What do you dislike?

Nothing. Everything is good about the product

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