What we will talk about here is public cloud storage migration from one cloud environment to another.
How to Do Public Cloud Migration?
First of all, public cloud drive migration can be divided into three kinds: public to public sector cloud migration, private cloud to public cloud drive migration as well as public to private cloud migration.
No matter which kind of public cloud data migration we want, we have to rely on certain services or tools to help us to do the task. Among those programs, one of the best and free software is MultCloud, an online multiple clouds manager.
To make use of MultCloud, please follow the following guidance.
#1. Join MultCloud Platform
MultCloud is a web-based cloud migration tool. Thus, to use it, firstly, we should create an account of it.
#2. Add Public Cloud(s)
When successfully signed up to MultCloud, we should include public cloud drive(s), which we want to migrate files to or from, to MultCloud platform.
In the main interface, move to “Add Clouds” tab on the top and select the target public cloud brand. Then, just follow the easy steps to finish this task.
Here, task adding Google Drive for G suite for example.
Tips: Only one cloud account can be added into MultCloud platform in one time. To add more cloud accounts, just carry this task repeatedly.
#3. Public Cloud Migration Case Study
As said above, there are all three kinds of public cloud migrating. Next, we will introduce them one by one.
Public to public migration
Go to “Cloud Transfer” tab in MultCloud, specify source and destination cloud directories both as public cloud drives; finally, click “Transfer Now”. For example, OneDrive for Business to Google Drive for G Suite migration.
Private to public migration
The operation is the same as public to public cloud movement. The following take personal Google Drive to GD for G Suite for instance.
Public to private cloud migration
For instance, migrate photos from GDrive for G Suite to Dropbox.
Tips: The time need to finish a certain task depends on the workload of the task, such as the number of files/folders waiting to be migrated.
Public Cloud Migration Forecast
In the future, data migration to public cloud environments will become popular and trends.
Storing data on public cloud storage will save users with much private cloud space. For example, many people has already transferred their virtual machines from personal cloud to public one.
Also, all users can share information more easily on the grand public cloud platform.
Download and upload items will become easier and faster.
Mass migration requires larger network bandwidth and more stable network connection.
It is more difficult to manage well of the massive data, like spam and virus resistance.
Assessment: As long as we behave ourselves and use correct strategies, it is worth to try public cloud and take it as our main online storage.