AWS Server Migration Service

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AWS Server Migration Service (SMS) is an agentless service designed to make it easier and faster for users to migrate thousands of on-premises workloads to AWS.

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AWS Server Migration Service review by Keith H.
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"Great Idea But Fraught With Problems"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that it has a connector for several different types of emulators, and frankly, that it exists at all given that migration from data centers to AWS is a given and there aren't many ways to do it.

What do you dislike?

Very inconsistent behavior from the VMWare connector - one second it's healthy, the next it's not, with no real indication of what's gone wrong. Just try your luck disassociating and bouncing the OVA appliance until it can finally import the server catalog. And then once the replication starts, it's slower than molasses in January. 4 hours on a modest sized server with two of those hours stuck at 2% upload and green status across the board. Not very intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Patience.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to pull out of a data center with VMWare based VMs on dying VNX units and moving all of them to AWS.

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AWS Server Migration Service review by Sakshi J.
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"server migration is good service"

What do you like best?

Amazon server migration is good service provided by amazon to move our source and instances from one zone to another zone without any impacts, It solving mainly latency and cost issues by moving them from one zone to another zone. Its a very good and managed service provided by amazon to move our servers and make them good.

What do you dislike?

It have main impact and dislike that all amazon services are not available in all zones. Other wise all things are good in migrating the instances and sources.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its recommend to all to use this service to save the cost and latency issue in their business app and servers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its solving our business problems and latency issue in our web servers and in applications.

What On-Premise Data Integration solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
AWS Server Migration Service review by Anuj M.
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"aws migration service is very reliable and useful"

What do you like best?

very good service of aws and reduces the main problem of latency to migrate instance from one zone to another zone. and we can save cost as well. Also very easy and reliable managed service of aws.

What do you dislike?

main dislike i can say cost impact on other zone and all services are not available in all zones

Recommendations to others considering the product

very easy to use and solving main issues like network latency. and saving cost as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are solving main problem of latency to move from migrating servers and also saving money.

AWS Server Migration Service review by anuj m.
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"easy to use and migrate"

What do you like best?

its very easy to migrate the servers from one zone to another zone and it reduces the network latency,

What do you dislike?

it increase cost when we move from one zone to another zone and all services are not available in another zone where we moved

Recommendations to others considering the product

very good service and easy to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

network latency and ease of use

AWS Server Migration Service review by Kyle F.
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"Great for anyone migrating to the cloud"

What do you like best?

The service is fairly easy to use. I have been using it since preview and it has only been improving.

What do you dislike?

It can be difficult to map VMs and AMIs without some scripting

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used this to migrate thousands of VMWare VMs

AWS Server Migration Service review by bhupender t.
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"reliable service "

What do you like best?

Easy to use services and AWS Server Migration Service support maximum os

What do you dislike?

price is a bit on the higher side compared to the other vendors

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we migrated are db from kamailio to AWS cloud which was convenient this Aws service migration

AWS Server Migration Service review by John W.
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"VMWare to AWS EC2 Made Easy"

What do you like best?

IT saved me hours to be able to import VMs from VMWare to EC2

What do you dislike?

It was a little difficult to setup the first time, and some of the copies were slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Moved all on-prem servers to the cloud

AWS Server Migration Service review by User
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"Helpful but could use improvements"

What do you like best?

Ease of migrating on-prem servers from VMware onto AWS.

What do you dislike?

Ran into issues when trying to encrypt AMI's at the target. Also reporting seems lacking given that you could be running a migration and fail 2+ hours into the migration without any good troubleshooting info.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Migrating our on-prem VMware virtual machines onto AWS EC2 instances. Assisting with our data center decommissioning project.

AWS Server Migration Service review by JoRai S.
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"Easy to use. Partners well with other applications and products "

What do you like best?

Partnering capabilities with other applications

What do you dislike?

I am not sure about what my dislikes of this is yet

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easier migration of data across platforms

AWS Server Migration Service review by Shrikant S.
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"Good service "

What do you like best?

Will recommend for other good features nothing to change

What do you dislike?

Nothing for now as it’s workinf great no changes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Migration services

AWS Server Migration Service review by User in Construction
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"Awesome"

What do you like best?

Ease to manage and plan service

migrations because of this tool

What do you dislike?

nothing to dislike about the product at all

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider this tool to help you migrate your legacy servers

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a struggle to plan from point to point server migrations and literally legacy ones. This product has provided ease to our company

AWS Server Migration Service review by Executive Sponsor
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"Server Migration Service"

What do you like best?

The service is easy to use and works well with our environment

What do you dislike?

Nothing so far has been an issue for us.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had very little experience with cloud prior to moving to AWS, this helped tremendously to simplify things

AWS Server Migration Service review by Executive Sponsor
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"Server Migration from On-premise Infrastructure"

What do you like best?

AWS Server Migration Services is powerfull. This tool help us to migrate VMware servers easily.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, this tool is awesome to me and our team.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Headache to deploy and re-install our legacyt applications.

AWS Server Migration Service review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Migrating servers"

What do you like best?

Migrating severs has never been easy. AWS SMS is making this task eaiser than ever.

What do you dislike?

Physical server infrastructure integrations would be awesome.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Migrations.

AWS Server Migration Service review by Executive Sponsor
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"Moving to cloud"

What do you like best?

ability to streamline process for client success

What do you dislike?

I do not have an idenitifed weakeness to discuss

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Meeting clinent client business objectives

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