Request a Transfer Appliance
Submit a request online. We will work with you on an appropriate size and number.
Receive the appliance
The appliance is shipped via common carriers in a tamper-evident case.
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.
Google securely erases the appliance
Google erases the appliance to NIST-800-88 standards.
Transfer Appliance use case
- Moving large amounts of data securely 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.
- We use tamper-evident seals on shipping cases to and from your data ingest site. Data is encrypted to AES256 standard 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