Cloud Data Sync
CDS is a one-stop-shop for data migrations between different data sources. Currently CDS supports migrations from any of the following data sources into an Azure blob storage account:
- HTTP GET-able resources
- Amazon S3 storage
- Azure Block Blob Storage (note: at the time of writing, page blobs are not supported)
It supports live updates of transfers at both the file and aggregated job levels within a responsive HTML 5 user interface.
As your migrations are carried out by CDS, you can initiate a job and check on its progress from any PC at a later time; CDS will manage the transfer in the background. CDS also supports a resilient sync mechanism that can schedule repeat migrations on a regular basis e.g. every 30 minutes.
Going forward, in addition to enhancing the existing feature-set, we plan on expanding the types of data sources that can be migrated from, as well as offering other features such as multicasting of data and high-priority transfers.