What Is Cloud-to-Cloud File Transfer?


The average person uses 36 cloud-based services every day, according to Way2Smile Solutions. It may sound like a lot but think of all the applications and software you use daily: email, banking, multiple social media apps, GPS, music app, text messaging and many more.

There’s no denying it — cloud-based services are becoming a bigger and bigger part of our personal and professional lives. Consequentially, interest in cloud-to-cloud file transfer for businesses has also increased.

illustration of cloud to cloud file transfer

What Is Cloud-to-Cloud File Transfer?

Cloud-to-cloud file transfer is exactly what it sounds like — a file transfer from one cloud to another. In this blog post, we’ll discuss it in a business-to-business context.

Cloud-to-Cloud File Transfer Use Cases

For these use cases, we’ll use Thru’s cloud managed file transfer (MFT) software as the cloud that files are being transferred to or from.

Use Case 1: From Thru Cloud to Amazon S3 Storage Bucket

suppliers sent signed contracts using thru managed file transfer to manufacturer amazon s3 bucket

A manufacturer exchanges unsigned and signed contracts with its suppliers. Once contracts are signed, they are renamed with the suffix “_signed.” Files with this suffix are sent to an Amazon S3 bucket so that the manufacturer has a backup copy.

Use Case 2: From HR Software to Thru Cloud

file is picked up from HR software sftp endpoint and delivered to finance team using thru managed file transfer

A construction company pays workers per hour. Every day, construction workers use an HR application to clock in and clock out. Each month, the construction site managers generate Excel sheets with the workers’ names, hourly rate and hours worked.

The HR software exposes an SFTP endpoint so Thru can easily connect to it and get the files. Thru transfers the files to the company’s finance team. Someone from the finance team manually downloads the files.

Cloud-to-Cloud File Transfer with Thru

Thru’s MFT service started in the cloud and continues to provide secure file transfer only to businesses. We have never been in the consumer or freemium side of file transfer. Benefits of cloud-based managed file transfer include quick deployment without downtime, lower maintenance costs and unlimited and automatic scaling.

If you’d like to know more about Thru for managing secure file transfers, please contact us.



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