AWS DataSync Adds Google Cloud & Azure Files As New Storage

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), on the 24th of May 2022, announced that AWS DataSync will now support Google Cloud Storage and Azure file storage locations.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), on the 24th of May 2022, announced that AWS DataSync will now support Google Cloud Storage and Azure file storage locations. As AWS DataSync adds Google Cloud & Azure files as the two new options of the file storage location for data service to help move data both into and out of AWS; however, data transfer fees might still be a limitation.

With the two new storage locations, AWS DataSync now supports Google Cloud Storage and Azure Files storage locations in addition to NFS (Network File System) shares, SMB (Server Message Block) shares, HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File Systems), self-managed object storage, AWS Snowcone, Amazon S3 (Amazon Simple Storage Service), Amazon EFS (Amazon Elastic File System), Amazon FSx for enabling managed Windows File Server environment (for running Windows Server Message Block services), Amazon FSx for Lustre, and Amazon FSx for OpenZFS. This enables customers to use more than one storage type at a time to store backup data at both their primary and secondary locations.

Why AWS DataSync with New Storage Locations Gets Better than Ever Before

DataSync is an enterprise-grade solution for moving data from AWS. Adding Google Cloud, and Azure file storage locations equip DataSync to make application migration easier. With built-in security, transfer monitoring, and data integrity verification as well as an easy-to-use interface, DataSync enables customers to reduce risk and put critical systems back into production quickly after a catastrophic event regardless of source and destination.

The service is designed to automate the movement, transformation, and replication of data between on-premises datacenter systems and AWS, making it easier for companies to extract value from data. Customers can use DataSync to securely move unstructured or structured data from almost any source—whether on-premises or cloud-based—to their AWS accounts in minutes via a single API call.

With Amazon Web Services (AWS), there’s no need for you to worry about the infrastructure and operational challenges of setting up on-premises solutions. You can start using AWS DataSync with your Azure file shares and Google Cloud Storage accounts in minutes, without needing to purchase or install any infrastructure software, set up transfer protocols, build monitoring scripts for data movement or execute manual verification of data transfers.

As a fully-managed service, AWS DataSync removes the operationalizing hurdles that come with online data movement, including setting up and maintaining infrastructure, building, buying, and operating data transfer software. Now, you can use AWS to move or replicate your data between any two locations in less than 15 minutes.

DataSync provides a fully-managed data migration offering that works seamlessly with AWS for seamless data movement to and from an array of file storage locations including Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure.

DataSync also has built-in security capabilities such as encryption of data in transit and at rest, end-to-end data integrity verification, a purpose-built network protocol, and scale-out architecture to accelerate data movement and optimize the use of your network. DataSync is purpose-built to accelerate data movement and optimize the use of your network. Using a scale-out architecture, DataSync lets you easily expand the number of servers in the environment and uses proprietary network protocols to compress data in transit. With DataSync, customers can transfer large files or massive amounts of data with ease and efficiency.

About AWS DataSync

Amazon Web Services (AWS) DataSync is an AWS Cloud service that helps streamline data transfer between on-premises systems and Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, and Amazon Redshift, as well as other AWS services. In conjunction with AWS Direct Connect and the AWS Import/Export service, it can also facilitate large file transfers over dedicated connections.

AWS DataSync lets you replicate data between on-premises and cloud-based systems. It is designed to be simple and cost-effective, without sacrificing data durability, speed, or accuracy. AWS DataSync uses a variety of options for the delivery of the replicated data, providing you with the flexibility to choose the option that best meets your specific requirements and workload. AWS DataSync provides consistent, reliable replication that runs in an automated fashion without any human intervention required other than provisioning replication jobs.

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