Data Management Glossary
AWS DataSync is an online service that moves data between on premises and AWS Storage services. According to AWS, DataSync can copy data between Network File System (NFS) shares, Server Message Block (SMB) shares, Hadoop Distributed File Systems (HDFS), self-managed object storage, AWS Snowcone, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets, Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) file systems, Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file systems, Amazon FSx for Lustre file systems, Amazon FSz for OpenZFS file systems, and Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP file systems.
Point tools vs. platform
Cloud migration of file data can be complex, labor-intensive, costly and time-consuming. Understanding your migration options is essential. Generally they are as follows:
- Free Tools: Good for tactical use cases, but often require a lot of hand-holding. Data migration reliability and performance are concerns.
- Point Data Migration Solutions: Usually older vendors who have a professional-services-centric approach. Watch out for difficult to set up and use technologies with legacy architectures, which will present user disruption and scalability challenges.
- Komprise Elastic Data Migration: Makes cloud data migrations simple, fast, reliable and eliminates sunk costs since you continue to use Komprise after the migration. Komprise is the only solution that gives you the option to cut 70%+ cloud storage costs by placing cold data in Object classes while maintaining file metadata so it can be promoted in the cloud as files when needed.