Google on Thursday unveiled a new service that lets companies complete large-scale, online data transfers data from on-premises solutions to the cloud.
In a blog post, Google calls the new offering, Transfer Service for on-premises data, a managed solution that lets enterprises move data without needing to engineer their own custom software or invest in an off-the-shelf solution.
“Now, you can complete large-scale data transfers online, which scale to high-speed network connections—up to billions of files, multiple PB of data, and tens of Gbps,” wrote Ash Ahluwalia, product manager for Google Cloud.
The service validates data integrity reliably and securely, so companies can transfer with confidence and peace-of-mind in the event of agent failure.
According to Ahluwalia, the service uses your available bandwidth to minimize transfer times thanks to performance optimizations included from the application to the transport layer.
The service also takes code and maintenance out of the equation, giving companies more time to focus on innovation instead of operations, Ahluwalia said.
In the blog post, Enterprise Strategy Group Senior Analyst Scott Sinclair said companies can run up the costs when they make their own custom solutions.
“With Transfer Service for on-premises data (beta), enterprises can optimize for TCO and reduce the friction that often comes with data transfers,” he said. “This solution is a great fit for enterprises moving data for business-critical use cases like archive and disaster recovery, lift and shift, and analytics and machine learning.”
Here’s what Google says companies should do to get started:
- Install and start the on-premises software, then go to the Cloud Console and submit directories to transfer to Cloud Storage
- When transferring data, the service will parallelize your transfer across many agents, and then coordinate these agents to transfer your data over a secure connection to Cloud Storage
- The service also features a fully self-service user interface with detailed transfer logs so enterprises can create, monitor and manage transfer jobs with confidence