AWS Snowball Review

Good user interface, upload data without using a network at a high speed and for a low cost


What is our primary use case?

This is a product used to upload huge amounts of data into the cloud. That's the scope of it. For that purpose, it's authentic, and I don't think that there are competitive alternatives available.

You can upload huge amounts of data like archiving.

What is most valuable?

I know that this product works very well. There is a logistic process behind it.

With Snowball, you ship physical discs to Amazon to have it uploaded to the cloud.

It's a nice way of shipping a lot of data without using a network.

The interface is great! It's user-friendly.

The most valuable feature is the upload of data at a high speed for a low cost.

What needs improvement?

It's not an easy product to start using for a beginner, but If you're a professional, it's easy to understand.

This is not a product for beginners. It's not an end user's tool, it's a tool to be used by service providers or large companies with experienced people and for them, the interface is ok. It has excellent detail.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have not used this product at all, but I know about it through research. 

We have investigated this solution thoroughly.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is very scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not contacted technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex.

This is not something for an end-user. You would have to get some help with it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's not a cheap solution, but the price is right for the product.

What other advice do I have?

We are currently using Microsoft Azure for authentication with Okta for a single sign-on.

We have just looked at this product, but will most likely use it in the future.

We have no way of knowing what this product might need until we start using it and exploring the technology accessible.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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