Data migration challenges are real. We get that.

Cloud data migration can be difficult, yet it has to be done regularly on some scale. How do you move your data in a way that's quick, reliable, cost-effective and secure? IBM Cloud takes a more comprehensive approach than most. Whether moving small, scheduled batches of files or migrating entire VMs — our data-first focus across the stack delivers unified migration results for all of your environments. No compromises. No overrun costs. More uptime. More nonstop migrations. 

Explore our data migration solutions.

Disk-based data migrations

“Available bandwidth constrains my ability to move data to the cloud.”

Use a storage device to physically move medium and large data sets when network constraints tax your time and budget.

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Choose your disk-based data migration solution

IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration

Overcome high costs, long transfer times and security concerns with our rugged, 120 TB usable capacity storage devices.

Ideal for:

  • Terabytes to petabytes of data
  • Limited or expensive bandwidth locations
  • Data center decommissions

IBM Cloud Data Transfer Service

Use a USB storage device to send data to an IBM Cloud data center, and we’ll remote transfer it to your cloud storage — at no cost.

Ideal for:

  • 10 TB of data or less
  • Shipping data between countries

Smart investments with IBM Cloud

Once we received the IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration device, we simply connected it, transferred our data and then shipped it back to IBM. Within just two days, all our data was ready to access in IBM Cloud Object Storage.

Vinu Varghese, CSO/CTO, Acrometis

Network-based data migrations

“My available bandwidth allows me to move large amounts of data to and from the cloud.”

Transfer large data sets seasonally or all at once using a set of self-service tools.

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Choose your network-based data migration solution

IBM Aspera

Send, share and sync large data sets and files at max speeds to the cloud over global IP networks.

Ideal for:

  • All transfer sizes
  • All cloud environments
  • Occasional or ongoing transports

IBM Cloud Direct Link

Move data over a dedicated network link, worldwide, with a variety of high-speed connectivity options.

Ideal for:

  • All transfer sizes
  • On premises to cloud
  • Large network bandwidth locations

Rainmaker Entertainment speeds global production

We’re now a 24-hour shop. We are very happy with IBM Aspera. It has simplified some processes. It has automated some processes. And, it has never failed us.

Ron Stinson, Director of IT and Operations, Rainmaker Entertainment

Application-specific data migrations

“I can’t just port my data. I need to migrate my entire application.”

Lift and shift individual or multiple protocol environments.

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Choose your application-specific data migration solution

IBM Lift

Move a DB2 Warehouse on Cloud database using IBM Aspera patented high-speed technology. Leverage leading cognitive capabilities.

Ideal for:

  • 25 TB of data or less
  • Database consolidation
  • Offloading analytics

VMware HCX on IBM Cloud

Simplify application portability across hybrid cloud environments with VMware vSphere and VMware Cloud Foundation. Read the blog.

Ideal for:

  • All transfer sizes
  • VMware or Hyper-V environments
  • On premises to cloud and cloud-to-cloud workloads

Zerto on IBM Cloud

Migrate your existing vSphere and hypervisor workloads onto IBM Cloud.

Ideal for:

  • All transfer sizes
  • VMware or Hyper-V environments
  • On premises to cloud and cloud-to-cloud workloads

American Airlines flies with VMware HCX on IBM Cloud

From a process, culture and education standpoint, IBM has been there every step of the way, helping us keep pace with customer expectations.

Maya Leibman, EVP and Chief Information Officer, American Airlines

Real-time streaming ingest

“I need to ingest large volumes of data for real-time analytics.”

Create adaptive stream applications and speed up development from all migration sources.

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Choose your real-time streaming ingest solution

IBM Cloud Streaming Analytics

Continuously ingest and analyze multiple streams of data from all sources.

Ideal for:

  • Adaptive analytics
  • Real-time data analysis
  • Hadoop and Spark

IBM Aspera Streaming for Data

Stream from an in-memory application to the cloud while the data is being created or captured. The stream is transported as a uniform, unaltered, in-order byte stream.

Ideal for:

  • Real-time log analysis and monitoring

Medtronics maximizes patient insights with IBM Streams

We wouldn’t have been able to make this project a reality without the technology and expertise of IBM.

Amit Singh, IT Director of Digital Platforms at Medtronic,

Looking to jump-start your migration to a hybrid cloud environment?

Ease obstacles with proven IBM processes, tools and intellectual property. Whether moving to an IBM or other cloud, on your own or with help, IBM Migration Services can help.