Understanding Data Egress and How to Reduce Costs
The Shift to Cloud and Data Egress Challenges
Businesses are moving their data from old systems to cloud-based ones because of the new hybrid work model. This move spreads important data across many places like data centers, cloud services, and various applications. A big problem with this is data egress, where data leaves a network, which can be risky for businesses.
What is Data Egress?
Data egress is when data is sent from a local network to somewhere outside, like to another company or the internet. It's different from data ingress, where data comes into a network from outside. Egress can be risky as it might include sensitive information leaving the network.
Examples and Costs of Data Egress
Data egress can be sending emails, uploading to the cloud, or transferring files to USBs. Cloud providers like AWS and Microsoft Azure charge for this data transfer, especially when moving data within their systems or to another provider. These costs can be tricky because they add up over time, making projects more expensive.
Why Do Providers Charge for Egress?
Cloud companies charge data egress to discourage moving data to other services or back to on-premise systems. It's also a way they make more money as businesses depend more on cloud services.
Challenges with Data Egress
Data egress costs can be unpredictable and not fixed in advance. They can increase if a business changes its strategy or must move data for legal reasons. This can trap businesses with a single provider, limiting flexibility and innovation.
Reducing Egress Charges
Businesses can reduce these costs by managing how much data they move and understanding cloud networking. Hosting applications in the cloud that don't need to interact with on-premise systems can help. Using private connections can also reduce costs, as it doesn't use public internet for data transfer.
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