AWS Snowball Experience

So far the snowball has not been super impressive - Somehow they managed to engineer it to be much wider than 19" so it will only fit into a rack standing up. Who at AWS thought this was a good idea?AWS Snowball not fitting into a normal 19" Server Rack

Here it is "Installed" on the datacenter floor

AWS Snowball "Installed" into bottom of server rack

After much fuss getting it installed in the rack, I was greeted with this very nice error message. "The appliance has timed out" I guess this one is going back to Amazon with no data. 

The appliance has timed out
The appliance has timed out - AWS Snowball


This article was updated on July 3, 2018