Published On: Mon, Aug 24th, 2015

Developers Can Now Import Data To Google Cloud Storage By Mailing In Their Hard Drives, Tapes And USB Flash Drives


Back in 2013, Google started a preview of a new use that let developers boat their tough drives to Google for import into a Cloud Storage service. Today, it’s expanding this use and giving it a new name: Offline Media Import/Export.

Using this service, developers will be means to send their earthy media, including tough hoop drives, tapes and USB peep drives to a partners — and those partners will afterwards import it into a pre-selected Cloud Storage category (that’s Standard, DRA and Nearline, Google’s new low-cost, high-latency storage service). The prior chronicle usually upheld tough drives. 

Why would we wish to boat your hoop to Google instead of uploading your information yourself? Google records that it would take about 100 days to upload a terabyte of information over a standard business DSL line. Chances are we have a faster line if we are in a business that generates this most data, though chances are it’s still faster to FedEx your expostulate instead of perplexing to upload all of this information yourself.

Instead of regulating this use itself, Google is operative with Iron Mountain for a North American business and it looks like a association will shortly move this use to other tools of a world, too.

During a preview period, Google charged businesses an $80 prosaic price per disk, regardless of a information size. It’s misleading how most Iron Mountain skeleton to assign for this service.

It’s also misleading where a “Export” partial in “Cloud Storage Import/Export” comes in. As distant as we can see, a use is currently only about importing your information into Google’s Cloud. There’s no discuss of regulating a use to have information shipped behind to we on Google’s or Iron Mountain’s site.

It’s value observant that Amazon’s AWS Import/Export has prolonged offering a really identical underline (with a really identical name), too. The association charges $80 per device and $2.49 per data-loading-hour. Amazon also lets we trade your information by tough drives. Azure, too, offers flattering most a same functionality underneath a rarely strange name of Azure Import/Export.

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