Microsoft is usurpation testers into a preview module for a Azure Data Box data-transfer appliance.
Azure Data Box weighs 45 pounds and is ruggedized, breach resistant and manageable, according to a company’s proclamation about a preview for it from final week. It’s meant to assistance users pierce information into Azure faster and some-more securely.
The box supports 256-bit AES encryption on data, doesn’t need outmost wrapping for transportation; can block into customers’ networks and store about 100 TB of data. Customers can “rent it, fill it adult and lapse it — all tracked in a Azure Portal,” officials said.
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Those meddlesome in testing Azure Data Box can pointer adult here. No pricing information seems to be accessible yet.
Microsoft already charity an Azure Import/Export service for firmly transferring vast amounts of information to Azure storage by shipping tough hoop drives to an Azure datacenter. The new Data Box service/appliance is some-more of a warden charity identical to those of Microsoft’s categorical cloud competitors.
Amazon launched a first-generation AWS Snowball service in 2009. It updated a data-transfer indication and data-transfer apparatus in 2015, and subsequently combined a incomparable 100TB data-transfer device and use (AWS Snowball Edge) and a shipping container-sized AWS Snowmobile, an “exabyte-scale information send service” to a line-up.
Microsoft done a handful of additional Azure announcements final week during a Ignite IT Pro conference. Microsoft’s Service Fabric on Linux container-orchestration is now generally available, officials said. Microsoft now supports Ubuntu 16.04 for a Linux clusters; support for other Linux handling systems, including REd Hat Enterprise Linux, is “on a roadmap,” officials said. Azure Service Fabric is Microsoft’s microservices and adaptation platform.
Microsoft also kicked off a public preview for Azure File Sync final week. Azure File Sync is meant to keep Azure File share in-sync with customers’ on-premises WIndows Servers.