Update: This article has been updated to reflect changes for 2023.
Cloud file transfer services are becoming more common as organizations and enterprises look to make a move to the cloud. In 2023, over 90% of organizations use cloud computing in some form. However, many still have files stored on old, obsolete on-premises file servers. Moving data into the cloud in 2023 is easier than ever, thanks to data moving tools like Movebot.
One of the most common uses of cloud computing is for storage. According to IBM’s 2020 cloud trends, hybrid multi-cloud solutions are emerging as the favored strategy for organizations. With further trends and advances in technology; 5G, automation, and open-source tools, cloud transfer technologies have a big part to play and need evolve to optimize this experience.
Having storage in the cloud offers a lot of advantages. But getting it there can be a challenge. The easiest way to move large amounts of data to the cloud is by using a data migration tool. There are several tools that you can choose from to move your storage infrastructure to the cloud. Some of the most popular options are Cloudfuze, Cloudsfer, Mover, and Movebot.
Cloudfuze is a simple solution that provides a simple cloud file transfer and cloud migrations that supports over 40 cloud storage providers (Dropbox, Egnyte, etc.). They offer detailed tracking and notifications around your cloud transfer jobs and have a friendly UI that allows for easy navigation.
To ensure that larger organizations can also reap the benefits from this service, they support multiple accounts within the same cloud service and the ability to move files between them. Their cloud file migration runs in the background unattended to ensure you aren’t sitting there watching grass grow, and you can use your time doing other tasks.
Cloudsfer’s service provides you with the ability to transfer, migrate, and backup files between cloud providers instantly. Cloudsfer supports over 20 cloud providers and can assist large organizations in migrating their entire cloud storage solution.
Benefits include flexible scheduling, on-premise to cloud, and multi-user migrations. Added benefits include maintaining metadata, file filtering, and persistent permissions between sharing and security settings between systems. A big perk of Cloudsfer is its reporting functionality for migrations.
If you are looking to move to the Office 365 suite, then Mover is your Office 365 migration specialist. Acquired by Microsoft end of 2019, it offers an optimized cloud file migration solution to get your files in a fast, simple way. It supports source cloud providers; Box, Dropbox, Egnyte and a couple of other endpoints.
Additional features include scheduling, delta/partial transfers, detailed logging and can handle petabytes of data with ease. A significant benefit of this service is that it maintains your permissions and sharing settings through the migration process.
If migrating, backing up to replicating to cloud storage is on your to-do list, then you can count on MoveBot’s simplicity, and ease of service. Not to mention MoveBot is built on Couchdrop’s cloud first architecture. Setup can take less than a couple of minutes and the service can run happily in the background.
Movebot lets you push files to your cloud and move files between cloud storage platforms using a simple web interface. Its integrations and partnerships with cloud storage providers across the spectrum from the likes of Wasabi, and Backblaze to Dropbox, Microsoft Azure, and other cloud storage solutions.
Movebot provides the ability for quick and secure in-flight cloud storage migrations. Additional settings provide a routinely scheduled job, such as a recurring cloud replication task every day, and also the ability to push only modified files to preserve bandwidth and save time. This service is also a neat way to migrate quickly between the likes of Dropbox to Google Drive.
Other key features are; data sovereignty - choose which country you would like your migration to run from, scalable pricing at 1/4 the price of its competitors, a user-friendly interface, and an incredibly friendly team.
Movebot makes data moving easy and is the simplest and fastest data migration tool available. It's also SOC2 compliant and never stores your data at any point, giving you heightened security compared to other data-moving options.
Pricing is simple and affordable too. It costs $390/TB with no user costs or additional fees, with lower data rates as part of any Movebot subscription.