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Aymen Jlassi
Technical Consultant / CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Sep 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The way the data is moved is very clever. Also, the interface is very simple and user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

It would be helpful if Snowball provided more kinds of connectivity. That will make it easier to add and move data. If AWS or Amazon invested in a software solution that could replace Snowball, it… more»

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

You may need to pay customs fees or taxes on the Snowball shipment, but beyond the cost of the solution, that's it.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We didn't previously use a different product. In the past, we'd try to move a smaller amount of data using either command lines or the web databases.

What other advice do I have?

I was working with the public cloud deployment model. I would recommend the solution. If you have a large amount of data, it's a perfect way to move it to the cloud. I would rate the solution nine out… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did look at other solutions, but we chose Snowball because it's reliable and easy to use and gave us more style and less work.


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What is AWS Snowball?

Snowball is a petabyte-scale data transport solution that uses devices designed to be secure to transfer large amounts of data into and out of the AWS Cloud. Using Snowball addresses common challenges with large-scale data transfers including high network costs, long transfer times, and security concerns. Customers today use Snowball to migrate analytics data, genomics data, video libraries, image repositories, backups, and to archive part of data center shutdowns, tape replacement or application migration projects. Transferring data with Snowball is simple, fast, more secure, and can be as little as one-fifth the cost of transferring data via high-speed Internet.

Also known as
Amazon AWS Snowball, Amazon Snowball, Snowball
AWS Snowball customers

Wazee Digital, Craftsy, Live Nation, Essess

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