Azure Data Box for Heavy Data Cloud Migration

This is fantastic – onsite data can be VERY, VERY large, or ‘heavy’, depending on how you define it in non technical terms. Moving or migrating from an office, or even a traditional datacenter, to a Cloud service can be daunting, given the amount of data needing to be uploaded to a provider. Uploads can conceivably take days or weeks! Enter the “Data Box” or smaller “Data Box Disk” from Microsoft Azure. These secure devices can be ordered from Azure. Once they arrive, simply plug them into your network [server], then transfer crazy amounts of data to them before shipping the device back to Azure for upload to your Cloud account.

Full MS Azure “Data Box” details here.