6 hidden bottlenecks in cloud data migration
Moving terabytes or even petabytes of data to the cloud is a daunting task. But it is important to look beyond the number of bytes. You probably know that your applications are going to behave differently when accessed in the cloud, that cost structures will be different (hopefully better), and that it will take time to move all that data. Because my company, Data Expedition, is in the business of high-performance data transfer, customers come to us when they expect network speed to be a problem. But in the process of helping companies overcome that problem, we have seen many other factors that threaten to derail cloud migrations if left overlooked.
The Myth of Network Speed: Speed in networks is actually difficult to measure
Speed is the most common network metric, yet it does not actually exist as a well-defined scalar. Speed is a statistic whose value and significance changes depending how it is observed. Network problems are most often characterized as speed problems, but finding the cause requires an understanding of the ways speed can be measured and what they mean.
TCP/IP Outdated for Big Data Transport, Quiet Company Says
In network technology circles there’s a joke about “never underestimating the bandwidth capacity of a station wagon full of tapes driving down the highway.” In the same vein, at re:Invent last fall, Amazon Web Services announced with fanfare – and some humor – a service for transferring up to 100PB of data to AWS in a 45-foot long shipping container pulled by an 18-wheeler truck.
Data Expedition bring its FTP data transfer alternative to the cloud
A self-described “quiet software company” that has taken no funding while building a base of more than 200 enterprise customers over the course of 17 years is hoping to make some noise today with the launch of a version of its high-performance data transport software for the major cloud infrastructure platforms.