What is Mass Data Migration?

Mass Data Migration uses storage devices with 120 TB of usable capacity to accelerate moving data to the cloud and overcome common transfer challenges like high costs, long transfer times and security concerns — all in a single service.

Features and benefits

Move data fast

Using a single Mass Data Migration device, you can migrate up to 120 TB of data (at RAID-6) in just days, as opposed to weeks or months using traditional data-transfer methods.

Flexible and scalable

Whether you need to migrate a few terabytes or many petabytes of data, you have the flexibility to request one or multiple devices to accommodate your workload.


Moving large data sets can be expensive and time-consuming. Each Mass Data Migration device is offered at an affordable rate including roundtrip shipping and 10 days of use at your site.

Simple process

IBM sends you a pre-configured device for you to simply connect, ingest data and then ship back to IBM for offload into Cloud Object Storage. Once offloaded, enjoy immediate access to your data in the cloud while IBM securely wipes the device.

End-to-end protection

Device design maximizes security from the inside out using inline AES 256-bit encryption, RAID-6 configuration, and rugged, tamper-evident, waterproof and shockproof cases to promote data protection and integrity during device handling and transport.

Secure erasure

IBM uses NIST data wipe standards to ensure complete erasure of all customer data from Mass Data Migration devices.

How it works

How customers use it

Migrating data to the cloud

Whether you want to free up on-premises storage space, archive inactive data, or back up data for redundancy and recovery, Mass Data Migration can quickly and securely move your data to the cloud.

Migrating data from on-premises to the cloud

Data center decommission

Jump-start your data center transformation and use Mass Data Migration to securely move your sensitive data to the cloud as you downsize, expand or relocate your data center.

data center decommission

Limited bandwidth

Mass Data Migration is a great alternative if you are in a remote location or find over-the-network options to be cost-prohibitive, too slow, or unavailable for your data transfer.

Locations with limited or no internet connection

Get started with your data migration

Use the IBM Control Portal and select "Storage" in the Menu then choose "Data Migration" and "Mass Data Migration."