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FAQ

Last Updated: Apr 09, 2018

Data Transport is an offline data migration service tailored to your needs. With high efficiency, strong security, and low network costs, it helps you transmit PB-level data to Alibaba Cloud.

What are the benefits of using Data Transport?

To securely and quickly transfer PB-level data to Alibaba Cloud, to avoid expensive upgrades to your network infrastructure, and to avoid processing data in physically isolated environments, Data Transport is the preferred choice.

What is the amount of data that Data Transport can transmit?

The Data Transport service can be used to transfer any amount of data. We have migrated tens of PBs of data for several clients. Each time, the Data Transport service can transmit up to 100TB of data. If the data is more than 100TB, you can use the Data Transport service multiple times to transmit it.

How long does it take to transfer data using Data Transport?

Data Transport uses two 10Gbps network interfaces and can support data transfer of up to 20Gbps.

What data sources are supported by Data Transport?

Data Transport currently supports HDFS, NAS, and other storage devices that support the NFS or CIFS protocol.

Does Data Transport encrypt my data?

Data Transport uses AES-256 encryption to encrypt all data.

Does Data Transport support compression and deduplication?

Data Transport supports compression and deduplication. The specific deduplication ratio depends on the uploaded data and can reach a compression ratio of 30:1.

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