Offline Data Transfers
Transfer Appliance is a rackable high capacity storage server that you set up in your datacenter. You fill it with data and ship it to an ingest location where the data is uploaded to Google Cloud Storage. Choose from 100TB or 480TB’s of raw capacity per appliance to move your data to Google Cloud quickly.
Request a Transfer Appliance
Submit a request online. We will work with you on an appropriate size and number.
Fill appliance with up to a PB of data
Rack appliance in your datacenter and connect to a network. Capture data. It's encrypted.
Ship the appliance back to Google
Use the provided return label and ship the appliance back to Google.
Google uploads data to Cloud
Google will notify you when your data is ready.
Access and place your data
Log into your console to decrypt your data and choose a storage bucket.
Transfer Appliance Use Case
- Moving large amounts of data with Transfer Appliance can be significantly faster than uploading that data over the network. You can move up to a petabyte of data on a single Transfer Appliance more than 1000 days faster than with a 100Mbps connection.
- Capture up to a petabyte of data on one Transfer Appliance. Or use multiple appliances to transfer more data. All without impacting your outbound network.
- The Transfer Appliance is easily mounted into open rackspace in your datacenter and can be mounted as Network Attached Storage (NAS). A simple user interface will guide you through local data capture, and your Google Cloud Platform console will guide you through decryption and ingestion.
- Data is encrypted at the moment of capture and you decrypt your own data once as it is ingested into its final storage bucket. Once the transfer is complete the appliance is erased per NIST-800-88 standards.
“ Google Transfer Appliance moves petabytes of environmental and geographic data for Makani so we can find out where the wind is the most windy. ”— Ruth Marsh Technical Program Manager at Makani