AWS Server Migration Service Reviews & Product Details

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What is AWS Server Migration Service?

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.

AWS Server Migration Service Details
Product Description

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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2006
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System Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

There is no re-architecting involved. Simply install the appliance in your virtual environment, get a encryption key (optional, ideal for sharing ami to other aws accounts), and launch your ami. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It wasnt very transparent to us that compression prevents more than 2TB machines to be migrated. If you need to migrate a system that is more than 2TB then you must disable compression. Also, when migrating something on a Microsoft AD Domain, you have to quarantine the box, remove from domain/change name, rejoin to domain with new name or you will get some errors for object collisions on your AD. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We have legacy products that even our developers are unable to determine dependencies of/for. With SMS, we have been able to lift and shift these boxes without having to re-architect them. Which was huge since we were running out of time on our datacenter. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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DevOps Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Patience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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DevOps Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be difficult to map VMs and AMIs without some scripting Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I have used this to migrate thousands of VMWare VMs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

main dislike i can say cost impact on other zone and all services are not available in all zones Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

very easy to use and solving main issues like network latency. and saving cost as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

Partnering capabilities with other applications Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I am not sure about what my dislikes of this is yet Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Easier migration of data across platforms Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

Ease of migrating on-prem servers from VMware onto AWS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

Will recommend for other good features nothing to change Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing for now as it’s workinf great no changes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Migration services Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

The service is easy to use and works well with our environment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing so far has been an issue for us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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EF
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

AWS Server Migration Services is powerfull. This tool help us to migrate VMware servers easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, this tool is awesome to me and our team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Headache to deploy and re-install our legacyt applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Migrating severs has never been easy. AWS SMS is making this task eaiser than ever. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Physical server infrastructure integrations would be awesome. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Migrations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
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Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

ability to streamline process for client success Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not have an idenitifed weakeness to discuss Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Meeting clinent client business objectives Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Server Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to use services and AWS Server Migration Service support maximum os Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

price is a bit on the higher side compared to the other vendors Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease to manage and plan service

migrations because of this tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

nothing to dislike about the product at all Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider this tool to help you migrate your legacy servers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director Of Information Technology & Digital
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

IT saved me hours to be able to import VMs from VMWare to EC2 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It was a little difficult to setup the first time, and some of the copies were slow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Moved all on-prem servers to the cloud Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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