Moving between cloud storage can be frustrating, slow and a costly process — both time and financially. Most applications and providers obviously don’t like people leaving, and make it incredibly infuriating when you try and simply get out.
Replicating data between two platforms, especially when you have millions of files can prove difficult to find a robust and affordable solution. Even more, when replicating the likes of Veeam backups between Amazon S3 and Wasabi.
When it comes to replicating between the two, we recommend backing up to Wasabi and then replicate to Amazon S3. This is due to Wasabi not having egress fees and being more affordable off the line. Having no egress fees will help reduce cost phenomenally as if you were to back up and then replicate from Amazon S3, you would have egress fees and additional API charges that could ramp up quickly.
Box is the secure collaboration tool that offers the best security and information governance across the storage providers. They tick all the boxes from strict data privacy, residency and industry compliance. Migrating your team from Google Drive into Box can be daunting as Google is quite the simple platform that doesn't offer too much when it comes to extensive features and security. However, migrating out of Google Drive has its challenges, this ranges from duplicate files in the same directory to different proprietary Google file document types that other platforms do not natively support.
Box is a great tool for secure collaboration, especially in the current working from home and remote office environment we have adopted. Although Box is cloud native and offers unlimited storage on their business plans, at times you may choose to backup to Amazon S3 or replicate data to S3 for other purposes, such as development. Unfortunately most tools out there only support object storage or enterprise collaboration suites, but not both. This is where Movebot can assist as it supports anything from S3 to Box and traditional file servers. This article will cover how to transfer your data between Box and Amazon S3 (and any other object storage).
Cloudian is challenging the object storage market and enabling companies and service providers to host their own S3-compatible scalable object and file storage at 0.5 cents per GB. Due to the affordability and scalability companies are adopting object storage more than ever. Not to mention compared to the big three, hosting cost-effective and offers reduced latency for critical applications and data access.
Backblaze has recently released their support for the S3 protocol to access and work with their B2 storage offering that was previously only accessible via their proprietary access protocol. Due to these changes it has opened Backblaze B2 up to the world and enabled their customers to work with their data using the versatile protocol S3. These changes are a positive step in the right direction for Backblaze which has led to an opportunity to compete with the others in the storage market.
Dropbox has come a long way in the cloud storage market from being a consumer based offering to evolving into a true business solution. Dropbox has built out a lot of features to truly make them a competitive product in the team collaboration space. One of the complexities of migrating into Dropbox is when it comes to migrating from your traditional file server or NAS into Dropbox.
Dropbox and Google are both two of the most common cloud storage providers out there. Dropbox had it first, and Google has managed to build a solid reputation for Google Drive in small businesses and education. When it comes to cloud storage, Dropbox is a lot more feature rich and actually offers a sync agent. Google previously offered File Stream as an agent but has now turned its agent into a backup product.
Both Dropbox and Google have some similar characteristics when it comes to files and their storage, both have individual user drives, team (or shared) drives and a shared file system ("shared with me in Google Drive).
If you are looking to migrate hundreds, if not thousands of terabytes of data from Google Cloud Storage to Wasabi Hot Cloud Object Storage this can be daunting. The presumption is that you are migrating to save your precious monthly pennies and remove those excess GCP fees. Google by far is the most expensive solution when it comes to object storage, and Wasabi on the other hand is the cheapest. Using Wasabi's online comparison tool, for 500TB with 20% accessed each month, you will save a whopping $222,084.00 per a year.
The SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) is a common tool used by IT Teams to migrate businesses data into SharePoint Online. The tool supports SharePoint On-Premise or a File Share, with this comes limitations and barriers that can become frustrating and a hindrance when it comes to migrating an entire organization.
Object Storage adoption is growing, and increasing upward with competitive providers such as Wasabi in the market. The struggle comes when it comes to migrating such large amounts of data from the likes of Amazon S3 into Wasabi. You can't just download it using a sync client, or click and drag 500 TBs of data between browser windows. So how can you affordably, quickly and simply move your data from A to B?
The SharePoint online movement is happening and a large amount of businesses and teams are migrating their way into the Office 365 suite, more specifically SharePoint online. This is related due to cost cutting exercises internally due to the global effects of COVID.
Movebot, the safe pair of digital hands used to move your data from one location to another, is excited to announce it is now a Dropbox Platform Partner. This partnership extends Movebot’s migration services to Dropbox’s global collaboration platform that enables teams to work together from anywhere.
Migrating data between object storage platforms is difficult and can take a lot of time. This post will cover how to migrate data between two object storage endpoints, whether it is Amazon S3, Azure Blob, IBM S3, Dell EMC, Wasabi, Cloudian, GCP or anything in between using Movebot.
In reality, if you have your bucket names and API keys ready to go, this will take less than a minute.
The S3 storage adoption is growing globally and more predominantly in data centers who previously were operating in a different space. The scalability, affordable nature and ease of S3 storage is creating a better world for unstructured data. With the likes of Cloudian's Hyperstore, Dell EMC, IBM Object Store and NetApp's StorageGRID the software layer options are becoming endless.
Data migrations can be time consuming and while you are migrating your initial wave of content, data may change or become out of date by the time you and your users go to access it. This is where delta or partial migrations are useful.
Traditionally when migrating data, users or organizations between storage platforms the process is long, complex and inundated with steps. This process slows down the actual migration, creates barriers and overall just makes it hard. The way we operate at Movebot is simplicity, ease and affordability. With all of this in mind, data migrations are zero risk and can be done at anytime without impacting business operations.
If you are looking for a true file server in the cloud, then Egnyte is going to be a good solution for you. Unlike other data providers, Egnyte is structured and the data is centralized compared to platforms where the data tends to reside in the users drives and shared links are created into shared drives. Recent changes with Dropbox and G Suite have enabled more centralized data with their team drives. However, when you are looking for something more traditional, much like a local file server, then Egnyte is going to be the right choice for you.
Egnyte is a single content platform that is a way to secure and manage all your content across distributed teams, devices and apps. Unlike other cloud storage providers, Egnyte has a centralized data structure, what you would expect from a traditional file server, but in the cloud. Compared to other cloud storage providers that offer an unstructured means (users "own" the data and then have to share it out) Egnyte is simple and great for organizations who like centralized data management.