Migrating Data to the Wasabi Cloud
Whether for backup, archiving, or active production data, moving your data to the Wasabi cloud gives your business the freedom to store without limits.
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Why migrate your data to Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage
While storage technology continues to get faster and cheaper, deploying and managing your own enterprise storage infrastructure continues to be expensive and labor-intensive. No matter what type of data you’re storing—backups, archives, active data—it’s all pulling from the same limited resource pool.
Cloud storage was supposed to be the answer, but many IT decision-makers have experienced runaway cloud costs due to complicated tiering and pricing models, such as egress and other data transaction fees.
Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage is different. We’re able to handle all your data storage needs with bottomless scalability and endless affordability . . . without the complication.
Reasons to migrate
Strategies for migrating data to the cloud
Hybrid cloud approach
Unless your company is fully cloud-native, some amount of on-prem storage will be needed. A hybrid cloud is commonly used to describe an approach to a solution that lives partly within your on-prem infrastructure, with connections to one or more cloud providers.
A hybrid approach has several benefits. For one, migrating to the cloud can be a big undertaking for any organization, especially when you’ve already invested heavily in on-prem hardware and legacy applications. Implementing a hybrid strategy allows your business to get some extra life out of that expensive hardware and utilize systems that would be difficult to retro-fit for a cloud-based storage model.
Extend the Life of Previous On-Premises Storage Investments
Just because you are migrating to the “cloud” doesn’t necessarily mean that your data will be 100% stored off-site. Cloud storage is ideal for a variety of applications, including primary storage for on-premises or cloud-based workloads, secondary storage for backup and recovery, and archival storage for long-term data retention. This versatility protects and extends previous storage infrastructure investments, allowing you to migrate to the cloud on your own terms. Use cases might include:
A multicloud strategy is the use of more than one cloud provider, usually consisting of two or more public clouds. Because different departments, use cases and applications may have different requirements, a multicloud strategy provides flexibility in selecting the right cloud for the right job.
A multicloud approach protects your company and its data in the rare instance that one of the clouds fails. It also provides peace of mind knowing you are not locked into any single cloud vendor or feeling that your data is being held hostage by unfair pricing models such as egress fees.
A true multicloud storage strategy requires:
- Support for leading and next-generation public cloud storage services, or de facto API standards like S3
- Federated security management to eliminate the complexity and variations in cloud security models
- The ability to store data in native cloud format for open access by cloud apps and services
- Simple policy-based data management
The more data you move to Wasabi, the more you’ll save
You can store data in Wasabi’s cloud for less than the annual maintenance and power fees on the same amount of on-premises storage. Thanks to Wasabi’s low cost per terabyte and zero cost for egress and API requests, the hyperscale clouds don’t even come close to the savings you can realize when you migrate your data to Wasabi.
Accelerate your time to value with one of these data ingest options
Uploading data to the cloud over the public Internet can be slow and time-consuming, so Wasabi offers several alternative methods for data transfer that allow for rapid ingest to a Wasabi bucket. These methods are ideal for customers with large datasets originating either in a third-party public cloud or an on-premises data center.
Wasabi Cloud Sync Manager
Wasabi Cloud Sync Manager is a data transfer service that provides simple and cost-effective data migration from any S3-compliant storage to the Wasabi cloud. We’ll even cover your egress costs from your old cloud storage location!
Wasabi Ball is a data transfer appliance that securely migrates your on-premises data to the Wasabi cloud, expediting the data transfer process.
The process is simple: we send you a Wasabi Ball, you fill it up with your data, then send it back. Your data is instantly ingested into your Wasabi bucket, bypassing the time-consuming and bandwidth-hogging ingest process over public internet.
Wasabi Direct Connect
Wasabi Direct Connect (WDX) is a high-speed, private, secure connection from your on-premises data center or colocation site directly to Wasabi. Wasabi Direct Connect is ideal for customers seeking direct, secure and high-bandwidth connectivity with fixed monthly transport pricing. Wasabi Direct Connect offers speeds of up to N x 10 Gb/s.
Customers can utilize a direct connection to Wasabi in two ways: via a direct connect service provisioned from the customer’s data center, or through hosted direct connection from a cloud fabric service provider. Customers looking for a direct connection from an existing cloud storage provider to Wasabi can utilize Amazon’s Direct Connect service to migrate data from their Amazon S3 account to Wasabi. Direct Connect options for other cloud providers including Azure and GCP are also available.
Signiant Jet is an intelligent file acceleration transfer solution designed to rapidly move large files and data sets from on-premises environments into the cloud. This free file acceleration service can offer speeds up to 100x faster than standard TCP-based methods depending on factors such as network latency and bandwidth.
Signiant Jet endpoints are available in every Wasabi data center worldwide. Take advantage of this complementary service through Wasabi to kickstart your data transfers today!