May 5, 2020 / Nirav Shah
Data Transfer services work both Online and Offline and the usage depends on several factors like amount of data, time required, frequency, available bandwidth and cost.It is the process of moving data, applications, or other business components from an organization’s on-premises infrastructure to the cloud, or moving them from one cloud service to another.
Before you decide which is the right data transfer method for you, you need to think about some key questions.
There are some factors to pay attention:
We are going to look at the best options when migrating a large amount of data in a single instance.
Online data transfer
Let’s take a look at some services of online data transfer options and their cost,
1) AWS Virtual Private Network
AWS Virtual Private Network (AWS VPN) allows users to establish a secure, private connection from their network or device to the AWS Cloud. There are two options when it comes to using AWS VPN:
2) AWS Database Migration Service
This tool is fast and securer, and best of all, the database you’re transferring remains fully operational and usable throughout the shift.The service can help you port data to and from some of the most popular databases, both commercial and open-source, and supports homogeneous migrations and transfers between different database products.
3) AWS Direct Connect
AWS Direct Connect is a dedicated connection from your datacenter to the AWS Cloud.
Direct Connect is priced by the hour, with two cost options depending on the capacity of your Dedicated Connection:
4) AWS DataSync
AWS DataSync is a service that allows users to automate the shifting of data between on-premises storage and Amazon S3 or Amazon EFS
Using AWS DataSync, you’ll be charged based on the amount of data that you transfer through the service
Offline data transfer
Let’s take a look at some services of offline data transfer options and their cost,
1) AWS Snowball
AWS Snowball is the baby of the Snowball family: a suitcase-sized, super-tough device that can be loaded with up to 80TB of data.
Here’s how the service works:
The cost you depends on what capacity device you need:
2) AWS Snowball Edge
Snowball Edge is Snowball with a few extra tricks up its sleeve.
As well as larger capacity per individual device—room for 100TB of data as opposed to Snowball’s 80TB—Snowball Edge can also run Lambda and EC2-based applications locally, even without a network connection.
This makes it ideal for use cases that need local processing or analysis before the data makes it way onto the AWS Cloud.
Snowball Edge devices cost a little more: $300 per job, with a $30 per day extra day charge.
3) AWS Snowmobile
AWS Snowmobile is an Exabyte-scale data transfer service used to move extremely large amounts of data to AWS. You can transfer up to 100PB per Snowmobile, a 45-foot long ruggedized shipping container, pulled by a semi-trailer truck. … Transferring data with Snowmobile is more secure, fast and cost effective
The cost for a snowmobile you’ll pay $0.005 per GB per month.
Note: The clock starts ticking when a Snowmobile leaves an AWS data center and starts its journey to you, and stops when all your data has been uploaded to the AWS Cloud.
As a Director of Eternal Web Private Ltd an AWS consulting partner company, Nirav is responsible for its operations. AWS, cloud-computing and digital transformation are some of his favorite topics to talk about. His key focus is to help enterprises adopt technology, to solve their business problem with the right cloud solutions.
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