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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What is Transfer General (TG)?

Transfer General, often abbreviated as TG, is a cutting-edge data management solution designed to address various data-related challenges. It excels in data migration, archival, and secure data sharing, offering robust control, security, and high-speed performance.

Q2: What are the primary use cases for Transfer General?

TG serves three primary use cases:

  • Data Migration: Seamlessly move your data between cloud platforms or from your data center to the cloud while maintaining data security, compliance, and integrity.
  • Efficient Data Archival: Address your long-term data retention needs confidently by encrypting your archived data, whether in your data center or the cloud.
  • Secure Data Sharing: Enable secure sharing of sensitive data across partners, remote offices, and cloud platforms with customer-controlled encryption keys.

Q3: How does Transfer General ensure data security during migration and archival?

TG employs robust security measures, including data encryption at-rest. This encryption extends throughout the entire migration journey, guaranteeing end-to-end security. You retain complete control over your data encryption keys, ensuring only authorized personnel can access and decrypt data at its destination.

Q4: Can I use Transfer General to move data from one cloud platform to another?

Absolutely. TG supports seamless cloud-to-cloud migration, allowing you to transfer data securely between different cloud platforms. Whether you're migrating to Amazon, Azure, Google Cloud, or others, TG ensures data security and high-speed transfer capabilities.

Q5: Can I use Transfer General if I'm only on AWS or Azure?

Yes, Transfer General is cloud-agnostic and works with various platforms and data centers.

Q6: Where is data stored when using Transfer General for archiving?

For Google Cloud customers, archived data resides in Google Cloud Storage, but it's always encrypted at rest. Customers on other platforms can also leverage this functionality.

Q7: How does data sharing work with Transfer General?

Transfer General encrypts data before storing it and uses Google Cloud Storage as a distribution point. Partners access the data through Transfer General Remote (TGR) with maintained encryption. You retain full control and can revoke access remotely.

Q8: Do your database solutions scale?

Yes, our virtual database instances come with built-in security features and scale horizontally using a master/slave configuration.

Q9: How do system requirements scale for Transfer General?

We configure Transfer General and the network based on your specific data size and transfer needs for optimal performance.

Q10: What makes Transfer General unique compared to other data management solutions?

TG's uniqueness lies in its combination of security, speed, and control. Unlike traditional solutions, TG employs high-speed point-to-point networks to transfer data at speeds of up to 10Gbps. It also ensures data-at-rest encryption, giving you unparalleled control over your data's security.

Q11: Is Transfer General compliant with data privacy regulations?

Yes, TG is designed to align with various data privacy regulations, including GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI DSS. The robust encryption and security measures in place help organizations maintain compliance while securely managing their data.

Q12: How does Transfer General handle different connection speeds for data migration?

TG offers flexibility in selecting connection speeds, ranging from 10Mbps to 10Gbps, allowing you to tailor your data migration to meet your specific needs and timelines. This ensures efficient and timely data transfer.

Q13: What is the process for installing and using Transfer General?

To get started, you need a host server with sufficient resources and root access. You can install TG using a shell script provided, and then customize your migration, archival, or sharing options based on your requirements.

Q14: Does Transfer General offer customer support?

Yes, TG provides 24x7 customer support with a 4-hour turnaround time to assist you with any inquiries or issues you may encounter.

Q15: Do you offer demos of your products?

We offer a 30-day trial for PostgreSQL Armored by SG on Google Cloud Marketplace. For trials of MySQL Armored by SG and Transfer General, please contact us directly.

Q16: Can I try Transfer General before committing to it?

Yes, we offer evaluation options that allow you to test TG's capabilities in your own environment. Please contact us to discuss your evaluation needs.