The ability to safely and efficiently migrate data between clouds is an important part of a multi-cloud strategy that is based on the ability of enterprises to choose among a broad selection of services from different clouds. Given that the migration of large volumes of data between clouds is challenging, companies are often forced to spend both time and resources on exhaustive searches of affordable and effective solutions for migrating their data between clouds.
The market of cloud storage solutions is a rapidly growing industry with some predictions placing its size at $297 billion by 2027, and others stating that it could attain a mark of $390 billion by 2028. The many service providers available offer numerous competing offerings, but the market is still dominated by several giants, such as Amazon with its Amazon Web Service (AWS), Microsoft with Azure, and some others, like Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Such an oligopoly creates the risk of lock-in for companies seeking reliability and security in their choice of cloud storage solutions. With the choice of providers being limited, the clients are thus being cornered by the providers pricing demands, and proprietary APIs.
Some smaller providers on the market have emerged as a counter with alternative offers that even include the sponsoring of migrating data to their clouds. As was done by Backblaze, which covers the migration costs for the customer for over 10 TB. This offer make it effectively free for data owners to move from AWS, Azure or GCP to Backblaze B2 with the help of specialized multi-cloud migration management service Flexify.IO.
The migration of data itself as a process involves numerous challenges and forces enterprises to incur unnecessary costs, especially when moving vast datasets with large volumes of data. Among the issues that can arise during migrations is loss of data consistency, data corruption, and handling errors. Coupled with security risks and data loss, the challenges often result in enterprises opting sub-optimal solutions to avoid unnecessary expenses of both time and money. This reverts to the risk of lock-in, especially when companies are unaware of the existence of convenient multi-cloud migration solutions.
Flexify.IO offers a fast, secure, reliable, and cost-effective data migration solution for enterprises of any size seeking to diversify cloud vendors and find better functionality, cost-efficiency, and customer support. Flexify.IO is the world’s first cloud storage virtualization and migration solution that assists businesses with building cloud-agnostic storage by simplifying migration and avoiding the risk of lock-in.
Flexify.IO uses connectors to read and write cloud data by relying on a flexible architecture that allows for adding new ones with ease. The service gives clients a host of affordable pricing plans and versatile solutions for splitting data between multiple clouds. Thanks to Flexify.IO technology, migrating 100 TB from Amazon S3 to selected cloud providers costs around $4,000. In comparison, downloading data from AWS directly incurs AWS’s egress traffic fee and costs around $7,500, depending on the region.
Flexify.IO negates the risks of lock-in by allowing clients to change clouds at any time without any tethering to specific APIs or vendors, thus giving them the freedom to decide where to store or migrate data. Data migration speeds with Flexify range from 10 Gbps to 40 Gbps and faster, performing large migrations in hours and days rather than weeks or months. Calculating checksums/hashes of data being migration and compare it to recorder value, which helps to catch and prevent data corruption.
The versatility and client-friendly approach developed by Flexify.IO makes it the go-to solution in multi-cloud migration for companies seeking independence, efficiency, and security in terms of data storage.