Qumulo has made it simple to replicate unstructured data at scale on Amazon Simple Storage Service or S3. Try it yourself using Qumulo Shift in an interactive hands-on lab running right in your own browser. Once your file data is uploaded to S3, you can modify, analyze, and replicate it as needed using any of Amazon’s native services. But for purposes of this lab, you’ll test drive your data with Amazon Elastic Transcoder service.
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Migrating unstructured data to Amazon S3
Amazon S3 enables access to virtually limitless capacity–and it isn’t just for backup and archive anymore. With S3, you also have access to a broad range of AWS applications and services that can manipulate your data for all kinds of new business purposes. For example, you can analyze your data with an ML/AI engine or convert your media files to other formats for broader client access. Getting the capacity you need is easy– just choose a region, select a storage tier that matches your needs, and…
Then what? If you’re like virtually every other enterprise out there, you have MASSIVE amounts of unstructured data that qualifies for migration to S3. And for all the power of S3, you may find that the massive volume of data you need to migrate to S3 is overwhelming. There are open-source options for moving data to S3, but they are too slow for today’s data volumes, while higher performance third-party tools are expensive.
Qumulo Shift – Radically simple data replication to Amazon S3 at scale
The Qumulo Shift data service is built right into the Qumulo file data platform and provides data mobility to S3. Shift is engineered for high-performance throughput to S3 at scale and it’s free to licensed Qumulo customers.
Qumulo Shift can be used to simplify backup and archive by making copies of your data in S3, or it can position your data for further processing using Amazon native services and applications.
Take a test drive. Our newest hands-on lab will demonstrate how easy it is to set up Qumulo Shift to migrate data to S3.
Here’s how the lab works: With a Qumulo Test Drive, everything has been set up in advance. That means you won’t have to spend time setting up a new cluster, or figuring out how to connect to AWS and set up an S3 bucket for the Qumulo Shift tests that you’ll run.
You’ll copy a 4K media file (follow closely, this will be important later) from your local desktop to the local Qumulo cluster, then watch as it’s replicated to an Amazon S3 bucket in real time.
Like all Qumulo management services, Qumulo Shift can be configured using either Qumulo’s web management interface or the Qumulo API library. With our hands-on lab, you’ll do both – first, you’ll copy the file up to S3 using the web portal; then, you’ll repeat the copy operation via API.
Wait – there’s more?
Here’s where it gets even better. Remember earlier, how Qumulo Shift can position your data for further processing by Amazon native services and applications? The next exercise in the hands-on lab leverages one of those services – Amazon Elastic Transcoder – to create lower-resolution copies of that original 4K media file (see why it mattered earlier?) and then download them back to the local Qumulo cluster.
Here’s why this capability is important: Unstructured data is growing at massive scale and companies need to prepare their infrastructure, storage and management systems accordingly. Qumulo Shift makes it easy to replicate file data at scale up to Amazon S3. Once your data is there, you can use any of the 150+ Amazon native services to get more value from your data.
Hands-on Labs: a guided tour, on your schedule
If you’ve already experienced a test drive on the Qumulo Hands-on Lab portal, then you’re familiar with the process. After you submit a demo request, you’ll receive an email with a link to your very own lab environment.
Once connected to your own lab environment, you’ll see a virtual desktop session with everything you need pre-staged for you. You’ll have easy access to a local Qumulo cluster and AWS bucket for demo purposes. The right side of your browser will give you step-by-step instructions on how to use Qumulo Shift and Amazon Elastic Transcoder services. You can see how easy they are to use, and how well they work together.
Even though your session will be available for several hours, you’ll be able to walk through the entire lab in less than 30 minutes. Plus, you’ll have time to explore the environment on your own. Use it to demo Qumulo’s file data platform to others in your organization’s buying committee.
More Qumulo Hands-on Labs will be released in the next few months. In addition to test driving a Qumulo Cluster or Qumulo Shift for Amazon S3, you’ll also be able to try Qumulo Cloud on AWS, and a Qumulo Cluster Upgrade in our interactive portal.
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