What is Cloud Mass Data Migration?
Mass Data Migration helps overcome data transfer challenges such as high network costs, long transfer times, and security concerns. As a large capacity portable device, it offers the highest capacity-per-dollar in the market.
Cloud Mass Data Migration features
Move data fast
Using a single Mass Data Migration device, you can migrate up to 120 TB of usable data (at RAID-6) in just days, as opposed to weeks or months when transferring large workloads using traditional methods.
Flexible and scalable
Whether you need to migrate a few terabytes or many petabytes of data, you have the flexibility to order one or multiple devices to accommodate your workload. With in-line compression, the device offers you scaled data capacity.
Moving large data sets can be expensive and time-consuming. Each Mass Data Migration device is offered at a low, flat rate including roundtrip shipping and 10 days of use at your site. Cost is no longer a barrier to data transport to the IBM Cloud.
IBM sends you a pre-configured device so you can simply connect and ingest data. When you are finished, ship the device back to IBM for offload into IBM Cloud Object Storage. Once offload is complete, enjoy immediate access to your data in the cloud.
Device design maximizes security from the inside-out. Rugged, tamper-evident, waterproof, shockproof cases ensure protection during device handling and transport. Standard 256-bit encryption and RAID-6 redundancy allow for secure migration with data integrity.
IBM uses a four-pass DOD-level data wipe to ensure complete and prompt erasure of all your data from Mass Data Migration devices after offloading your data to IBM Cloud Object Storage.
Migrating data from on-premises to the cloud
Whether you want to free-up on-premises storage capacity, archive inactive data, back-up data for redundancy and recovery or create a content repository, Mass Data Migration can quickly and securely move your data to the cloud.
Data center decommission
Use Mass Data Migration to securely, affordably and reliably move your sensitive data to the IBM Cloud as part of your data center decommission strategy as you downsize, expand or relocate your data center.
Locations with limited or no Internet connection
This physical transfer method is a reliable alternative to high-speed network transfer where Internet connection is unavailable, too slow or cost-prohibitive such as in satellite branches, factories or oil rigs.
Data analysis and app development
Once in the cloud, use IBM Cloud services to fuel innovation with analytics, create cognitive solutions or build and scale cloud-native apps. Data lakes created in IBM Cloud Object Storage are accessed easily, securely and reliably.
High-speed data transfer and migration into the IBM Cloud
Get started with your data migration
Use the IBM Control Portal and select "Storage" in the Menu then "Data Migration" and "Mass Data Migration."