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 through the Internet 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 [or server], then rapidly transfer crazy amounts of data to them before shipping the device back to Azure for upload to your Cloud account.
“Azure Data Box Family
Data migration to Azure made fast, simple, and secure
- Now offering Azure Data Box with 100TB capacity, and Data Box Disk with up to 40TB capacity
- From terabytes to petabytes, choose the device that works for your migration needs
- Both devices keep your data safe and secure with AES encryption
- Order, fill, and return for upload to Azure – all tracked in the familiar Portal”
Full MS Azure “Data Box” details here.