Microsoft Boosts AWS S3 Data Transfers in AzCopy

Aws | April 18, 2019

Microsoft Boosts AWS S3 Data Transfers in AzCopy
It's now easier to manage Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 data using Microsoft's AzCopy tool, which is currently in preview, the company AzCopy is a command-line tool that lets IT pros "copy data between a file system and a storage account, or between storage accounts," according to Microsoft's document description. It's typically used with the Azure File service or the Azure Blob service for copying data.

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Run:AI | May 07, 2020

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Algoblu | March 09, 2021

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