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The Price is Right: Affordable Data Transfers with Movebot

Posted by Dallen Clark on Nov 23, 2022 3:14:04 PM
Dallen Clark
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For most people, there’s one question that will always come up when considering a new product or service: How much does it cost? Is the price right for what you get?
 
Movebot costs 39 cents per gigabyte transferred. 
 
That’s it. No subscription cost, no data connection fees, no “Fee” fees. 
 
The whole premise of Movebot is to make data moving simple and straightforward. So our pricing model is simple and straightforward. We want to give you the best value by having you pay for what you use and what you need.

Giving you the best value for data migrations

We like to let people know pricing upfront, because all the nifty features and shortcuts won’t mean much if the price tag makes you do a sheepish smile as you wait to say “Sounds great, I’ll call you back later after I run this up the chain” when you’ve already decided it’s too much. 
 
A great product is important. But what people are ultimately looking for is the best value. Even Warren Buffet uses coupons to treat his other super rich friends to lunch. Why not get a better value if you have the chance, even if you have (way too much) money? 
 

How much do other cloud migration services cost? 

If you search for cloud file migration costs, it can be challenging to find an accurate price. Some companies make you jump through a lot of hoops just to tell you that the prices are custom per user and you have to go through an hour-long onboarding call just to find it’s too expensive for what you get. It’s not uncommon to have the costs end up being $1/GB or more. 
 
Others have you pay for a subscription and then give you a data cap. This makes sense if you know you’ll have frequent transfers that fit under the cap. But it’s also another subscription to hope you don’t forget about before the annual renewal date. 
 
Another pricing model has you pay per user–again, with data caps before going into a higher tier. If you fit under the data cap and have a small number of users it might work in your favor. Not so much if you have thousands of users and a combination of shared and public folders though, as those costs can add up quickly.
 

Managed migrations

Managed migration companies can do the work for you, but often at a hefty price. Many of them won’t tell you the price upfront; for some, it’s because they haven’t actually decided how much to charge you until talking with you. Just like you want the best value, some companies want the best value out of you. 
 
Even at the best rates, the migrations tend to be on the expensive side and come with limitations. Of course, you can do the migration yourself with a tool like Movebot and buy a lot of discounted cheeseburgers with your savings. 
 
With a modern, cloud-based architecture and incredibly fast data transfer speeds, Movebot is a simple and secure way to quickly move data between platforms. It’s an affordable and simple way to move data. 

Movebot is a self-service migration tool that keeps things simple

Movebot keeps things simple by having the same pricing structure and no subscription fees. If you transfer 1 GB in January, you’ll pay $0.39. Then if you use 0 bytes the rest of the year and 1 TB in December, you’ll only get billed for the 1 TB in December. You aren’t charged simply for having an account that exists in the system. 
 
You only pay for what you use. Don’t use it for months and you don’t have to pay anything. Simple. And it’s 39 cents per GB for any amount (we do offer volume discounts for larger amounts of data).  
 

Here’s a quick breakdown of what that means for larger migrations:

  • 39 cents per gigabyte
  • $390 per Terabyte
  • $195,000 per 500TB
  • $390,000 per PB
 
Of course, if you do have a huge amount of data—like over 50TB to move—get in touch for a free chat with the support team to go over best practices and to get a discounted rate for moving such a large volume of data. 
 
MSP’s in the partner program also get a discounted rate along with other perks for dealing with a lot of companies and doing frequent migrations. Take a look at our Partner page for more details. 

3 different billing options

No matter how much data you have to move, you have three different ways you can pay for your usage to make it fit your organization’s preferred payment style: Pay for what you use as soon as it’s used, postpay through invoice at the end of the month, or prepay for data with rollover. The cost is the same for all billing methods. 
 

Pay as you go

Pay as you go is the most straightforward way to pay for your data transfers with Movebot. You do a transfer, and you pay for what you moved right away with a credit card you add to your account. Easy peasy. 
 

Post paid

This is a popular option if you have multiple transfers to do in a month or are handling transfers for multiple companies and need to bill them separately. With postpaid, we track how much data is migrated in a month and send an invoice for that amount at the end of the month. 
 

Prepaid

Some companies like to plan out their expenses in advance and need to pay for what they think they’ll use ahead of time. If your business operates like this–or you need to use up a large chunk of money so they don’t reduce what you get in next year’s budget–prepaid could be a good choice for you. 
 
We fit the prepaid option into our pay as you go model. The costs are the same, and you still only get charged for what you use. Any data you don’t use gets carried over indefinitely. 

Ready to give Movebot a try? 

Movebot is an affordable way to move data from different storage providers. Sure, the price is right, but is the product right for you? The software is simple to use with numerous options to customize to your needs. Give it a try on the Movebot registration page and see for yourself. 
 

Topics: Cloud File Transfer, Cloud Migration, File migration, Data Migration, Pricing