Connect to your storage, connect to our storage, and start copying
Getting started with DataSync is easy: Deploy the DataSync agent on premises, connect it to a file system or storage array using NFS, select Amazon EFS or S3 as your AWS storage, and start moving data. You'll pay only for the data you copy.
Simple steps to get going
Sign up for a free AWS account
If you don't have an AWS account, set one up for free.
Deploy the DataSync Agent
Download and deploy the agent to an on-premises VMware ESXi hypervisor. Associate it to your AWS account via the Console or API. The agent will access your local NFS storage to read data from it or write to it.
Create a data transfer task
Create a task by specifying the source location and destination location for your data transfer, and configure any options you want to use with the transfer, such as copying file metadata.
Start the transfer
Start the task and monitor data movement in the console or with Amazon CloudWatch. Then, use the data however you want in AWS.