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Pros
"It's a nice way of shipping a lot of data without using a network.""You are able to scale the solution vertically. It's very scalable."

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"The Azure Data Box saves us a great deal of time when migrating data to Azure."

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Cons
"It's not an easy product to start using for a beginner, but If you're a professional, it's easy to understand.""The stability of the solution isn't ideal and should be improved."

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"I am not confident in this device's ability to perform a network backup in our data center."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's not a cheap solution, but the price is right for the product."

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"This is a pay-as-you-go solution, where you pay for the amount of storage space that you are using."

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Also Known As
Amazon AWS Snowball, Amazon Snowball, Snowball
Azure Data Box, MS Azure Data Box
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Overview

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.

The Azure Data Box service lets you transfer terabytes of data into Azure in a quick, inexpensive, and reliable manner. Microsoft accelerates the secure data transfer by shipping you disks and handling the end-to-end logistics.

Transfer large amounts of data to Azure in 4 easy steps – order, receive, copy data to disks, and return disks to Azure. After the disks are received, data is ingested into Azure and disks are securely wiped.

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Sample Customers
Wazee Digital, Craftsy, Live Nation, Essess
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm6%

AWS Snowball is ranked 1st in Data Migration Appliances with 3 reviews while Microsoft Azure Data Box is ranked 2nd in Data Migration Appliances with 1 review. AWS Snowball is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Azure Data Box is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AWS Snowball writes "Transfers data easily into and out of the cloud for all size clients". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Data Box writes "Saves us time and money when migrating large volumes of data to Azure". AWS Snowball is most compared with Google Transfer Appliance and IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration, whereas Microsoft Azure Data Box is most compared with Google Transfer Appliance and IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration.

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