Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with AWS Snowball.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
We are experiencing a few glitches that could be improved. The stability could be adjusted.
It does have room for improvement. The ability to better ingest some of the big data. Also, improvement with prepackaging of the tool, rather than trying to use the developer set. Meaning to prepackage the solution better for different industries. Today, you don't get to prepackage, you have to build a lot of this from scratch. I have a list of 40 items on my desk, which I shared with AWS to hopefully help them in their road map on the next program.
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.
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 would be a good idea. If AWS invests in and provides for a very powerful storage gateway that can connect to the customer's storage and start making the data transfer, I think it would be better.