Every organization we work with is actively looking for ways to use the power of the cloud to turn data into insights and improve IT efficiency. What we’ve heard from customers is that moving data to the cloud over the network isn’t always enough – even fast networks can take months to move data that is measured in terabytes and petabytes. Customers are asking for another option: a secure, human-portable, and easy-to-get Microsoft appliance that enables the offline transfer of large data sets to the Azure cloud.
Which is why today, we’re thrilled to announce the preview program for the Azure Data Box. The Azure Data Box is a 45 pound, ruggedized, tamper-resistant, and human-manageable appliance that will help organizations overcome the data transfer barriers that can block productivity and slow innovation.