Google’s cloud storage platform, Nearline has some pretty attractive offers for its customers, all in the hopes of getting as many as possible.
Nearline’s biggest contenders are Amazon owned Glacier, Dropbox and OneDrive. However, Google’s platform is bringing some significant improvements to its virtual data storage unit, that are bound to make it the leader of the market in no time.
On all the other competing platforms, it usually take hours for the data to be processed and ready or to search through it, but on Nearline, its developers are saying it is only going to take a few seconds or a few minutes, at the longest.
As if this feature alone were not enough to convince big time companies to move their storage units into Google’s hands, Nearline even comes with as much as 100 PB (1 petabyte= 1000 terabytes) of storage space that is completely free for the first six months, just to give these companies a clear nudge out of the doors of the competition.
And there’s more that people need to know about the new Nearline platform. It comes with an on demand I/O special feature, that can get default 4 MB I/O rates even higher.
Furthermore, aside from simply storing the companies’ data, Nearline will also provide some very helpful archive features, including the automatic deletion of designated files.
And since the Google team is expecting that the majority of its customers will be coming from competing platforms, it intends to make the transition as easy as possible. Therefore, it is making its Cloud Storage Transfer Service widely available to potential customers, so that the transition time be short and painless.
“You now will be able to configure one-time data migrations, as well as schedule recurring data transfers,” wrote Avtandil Garakanidze, Nearline product manager in an official blog post.
In order to prove to their new clients that they have made the right choice to switch to Google Nearline, the program comes equipped with a specialized TCO calculator, that can show them just how much they are paying for the Nearline service and more importantly, just how much they saving by switching to Google.
Nearline’s performance will be evaluated in the near future, but judging by its clearly superior features, the assistance they are offering customers to switch to their platform, as part of a very assertive advertisement campaign, it has all the chances of winning the market over shortly.
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