Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a large number of migration products and services which offer secure, fast and cost-effective cloud solutions.
AWS migration offers two main categories of migration, which include a suite of tools to move your existing on-premises data to a new cloud storage location in batches, increments, and streams.
These categories are:
- Optimising or replacing the internetThis involves connecting directly to AWS data centres from the current data location. This technique is optimal in migrations that involve large archives, or where data volumes are unrealistic.This migration method involves tools such as AWS Snowball, which can migrate a host of data including analytics, genomics, video libraries, image repositories, backups, etc. Snowball is said to cost up to one-fifth of what it costs to migrate data via Internet and is also more secure and time-efficient.
- Interfacing Directly with Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)This helps to integrate existing processes like backup and recovery by streaming directing with cloud storage, ensuring large datasets are not all moved at once. Use of these services is recommended when legacy data stores can gradually migrate over time, or when new data is aggregating from many non-cloud sources.