AWS Snowmobile Reviews & Product Details

AWS Snowmobile Overview

What is AWS Snowmobile?

The AWS Snowmobile moves up to 100PB of data (equivalent to 1,250 AWS Snowball devices) in a 45-foot long ruggedized shipping container and is ideal for multi-petabyte or Exabyte-scale digital media migrations and datacenter shutdowns. A Snowmobile arrives at the customer site and appears as a network-attached data store for more secure, high-speed data transfer. After data is transferred to Snowmobile, it is driven back to an AWS Region where the data is loaded into Amazon S3. Snowmobile is tamper-resistant, waterproof, and temperature controlled with multiple layers of logical and physical security -- including encryption, fire suppression, dedicated security personnel, GPS tracking, alarm monitoring, 24/7 video surveillance, and an escort security vehicle during transit.

AWS Snowmobile Details
Product Description

AWS Snowmobile is an Exabyte-scale data transfer service used to move extremely large amounts of data to AWS.


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AWS
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AMZN
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Year Founded
2006
HQ Location
Seattle, WA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$177,866
Twitter
@awscloud
1,886,135 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
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77,420 employees on LinkedIn®
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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Exabyte-scale data transfer ability that can used to transfer huge amounts of data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Have not come across anything that I dislike yet Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use it if you are looking for fast data transfer of large amounts of data, this is for you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Transfer of extremely large amounts of data in such a small period of time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Helps to move extremely large amounts of data over to AWS. They make it easy to transfer the data. Security is also the main focus with GPS tracking, alarm monitoring and video surveillance. This process allows for date transfer at a faster rate than past processes. The process is unique with the semi-container truck, but smooth. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The process is just that a process. Literally having a truck at your location is sometimes a logistic nightmare. Even with GPS tracking, security and escort the fear of someone taking that much data is concerning. An argument could be made to change your backup schedule and transfer smaller amounts of data more frequently instead of one large transfer Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Quickly migrating data from our on-prem to AWS. Items that were manually transferred to hard drives or other methods at slower paces we can now move quickly and with added security, even it if just feels that way with all the amenities. The transfer process of large amounts of data was easy with AWS. It is a fairly new process (2016) and is not perfect but it is a great solution Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

i have been using AWS Snowmobile for 2 years , the first thing about AWS snowmobile is that it's reliable and secure so you can transfer even 100 PB's of data using it very securely and easily , the most amazing thing about it that we can move different different categories of data like huge and compressed video libraries , image repositories etc. , and if you don't want to move data in small small chunks than you can also able to do complete data center migration easily , securely , fast by using AWS SNowmobile.. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

it's cost are little bit higher comperitively , and the process of migration is little bit though !! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

with AWS SnowMobile transferring Exabytes of data and also various kinds of data like image repository , video files , CSV files very secure reliable and fast , also note that it's pricing are little bit high!.. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

we use AWS SnowMobile to transfer various types of data for analytics!! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Synch with AWS. Support personnel easy to work with and responsive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Has troubleshooting problem transferring the data. Data rate of transfer was slow,. Flar tire. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's worthwhile and will save time. There are some bugs to work out but on the whole the experience was positive. There is really no cost effective solution out there that can ease the burden of moving 10's of petabytes of data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Movement of the data into AWS Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

Best product out there for massive storage transfers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the time it takes to deliver is a bit longer than expected, but nothing too bad. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Transferring petabytes of data offline is difficult. Snowball makes it easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Moving petabytes of data is challenging. Doing it with Snowmobile makes life a lot easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not have any complains about AWS Snowmobile Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Migrating petabytes of data from on premise to AWS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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it was good, i used it and liked it, wasn't the fastest though Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

the speed, the easiness, simplicity, etc Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

cost, how long it took to implement as well Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

use it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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