Google Launches Transfer Service for On-Prem Data

Google today unveiled a new service for uploading data from customer’s on-premise data centers into the Google Cloud. The new offering is aimed at removing the technical complexity inherent with moving petabyte’s worth of data to the cloud.

Transfer Service for on-premises data is a free Google Cloud service that’s intended to streamline the process of uploading data into Google Cloud Storage buckets. The service, which is currently in beta, utilizes one or more Docker-based software agent that install on the customer’s computer that houses the data. The customer selects which files he wants to upload from his NFS file system, and initiates the transfer from a Web-based console.

Author: Alex Woodie

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