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Primeur weekly 2013-12-16

The Cloud

How to offer wow in the Cloud? A unique book on the user experience provides help with service design ...

GreenButton launches WarpDrive for Cloud data transfers ...

NetApp introduces new all-flash array and performance-optimized enterprise storage systems ...

European Commission to issue report with Cloud standards ...

Alelo consolidates data centre and prepares for the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

EuroFlash

ISC'14 to issue Calls for tutorial proposals, research paper submissions and more ...

HPC Advisory Council and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre announce Switzerland Conference 2014 ...

IBM scientists demonstrate quantum phenomenon for the first time using a plastic film ...

DRIHM, a new EUDAT Associated Partner, collaborates to provide new services for citizen scientists ...

The University of Cambridge chooses Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to accelerate UK's fastest academic cluster and further space research ...

Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos and Catalonian Regional Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Andreu Mas-Colell, visit the Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Altair Engineering announces 7th European Altair Technology Conference - to be held in Munich, Germany from June 24-26, 2014 and invites customers and industry experts to submit presentation proposals ...

New supercomputer puts Bristol at the forefront of research ...

Super-fast and super-green: Cambridge unveils pioneering high-performance computer ...

USFlash

HPC Advisory Council announces HPCmusic subgroup ...

Qualcomm Technologies introduces Snapdragon 410 chipset with integrated 4G LTE World Mode for high-volume smartphones ...

Convey Computer's implementation of PacBioToCA algorithm speeds DNA sequence assembly, delivering up to fifteen times acceleration ...

Astrophysicists launch ambitious assessment of galaxy formation simulations ...

HP introduces innovations built for the data centre of the future ...

Third quarter HPC server revenues experience year-over-year decline as expected, following exceptional year-ago quarter, according to IDC ...

New York State awards University at Buffalo $1 million for supercomputer expansion ...

Iowa State-led team wins supercomputer time to study nuclear structures and reactions ...

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 enhances support for Oracle Database 12c ...

Raritan adds new swappable sensor and mini plug-in sensor for monitoring data centre environments ...

GreenButton launches WarpDrive for Cloud data transfers


12 Dec 2013 Wellington - GreenButton, a provider of compute intensive and integrated on-demand Cloud solutions, has launched the GreenButton WarpDrive, a solution providing accelerated and secure transfers of large datasets to the Cloud. Previously this capability was only available to GreenButton customers for running Big Compute and Big Data workloads; however, demand from other use cases, such as enterprise back-ups, has led to a new standalone service.

The transfer acceleration is provided by open source technology GridFTP, which has been heavily used across Grid and High Performance Computing deployments globally for many years. GridFTP has been seamlessly integrated with GreenButton WarpDrive to provide a slick and easy to use application for transferring data.

"Moving large datasets to remote computing facilities is an ongoing challenge", commented Ian T. Foster, one of the inventors of Grid Computing and currently Director of the Computation Institute, a joint institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. "We're pleased to see a leading technology provider such as GreenButton adopt GridFTP to enable organisations to take advantage of high speed transfers for cloud-based deployments."

Many companies find that current solutions available on the market are too cost prohibitive, and the open source alternatives are complex and cumbersome to set up and integrate with existing Cloud technology. GreenButton has seamlessly integrated GridFTP with WarpDrive and Cloud storage so that users can get the best performing transfer technology without any installation and configuration effort. The solution offers users a high-speed data transfer with high availability and all data transferred securely, with encryption at rest, supported as a custom option. WarpDrive has demonstrated moving a Terabyte of data in under an hour. This can be scaled up a lot further if needs dictate.

"WarpDrive provides the best performing UDP data transfer technology for moving large datasets to the Cloud", stated Dave Fellows, Chief Technology Officer at GreenButton. "UDP is far more efficient than TCP over high latency and congested networks. The ability to deliver this capability for a fraction of the cost of what's currently on the market should open the door for many exciting Cloud-based initiatives."

Key features include:

  • Highest performing data transfer technology with use of the UDP protocol
  • Initially available for Windows Azure, with support for OpenStack and AWS to follow shortly
  • A fraction of the cost of competing offerings resulting in an incredibly cost-effective way to move big datasets in to the Cloud
  • Zero configuration solution with GreenButton WarpDrive
  • Secure transfers with encryption at rest supported as a custom option
  • Support for Linux, Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X
WarpDrive is available in beta immediately.
Source: GreenButton

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-12-16

The Cloud

How to offer wow in the Cloud? A unique book on the user experience provides help with service design ...

GreenButton launches WarpDrive for Cloud data transfers ...

NetApp introduces new all-flash array and performance-optimized enterprise storage systems ...

European Commission to issue report with Cloud standards ...

Alelo consolidates data centre and prepares for the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

EuroFlash

ISC'14 to issue Calls for tutorial proposals, research paper submissions and more ...

HPC Advisory Council and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre announce Switzerland Conference 2014 ...

IBM scientists demonstrate quantum phenomenon for the first time using a plastic film ...

DRIHM, a new EUDAT Associated Partner, collaborates to provide new services for citizen scientists ...

The University of Cambridge chooses Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to accelerate UK's fastest academic cluster and further space research ...

Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos and Catalonian Regional Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Andreu Mas-Colell, visit the Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Altair Engineering announces 7th European Altair Technology Conference - to be held in Munich, Germany from June 24-26, 2014 and invites customers and industry experts to submit presentation proposals ...

New supercomputer puts Bristol at the forefront of research ...

Super-fast and super-green: Cambridge unveils pioneering high-performance computer ...

USFlash

HPC Advisory Council announces HPCmusic subgroup ...

Qualcomm Technologies introduces Snapdragon 410 chipset with integrated 4G LTE World Mode for high-volume smartphones ...

Convey Computer's implementation of PacBioToCA algorithm speeds DNA sequence assembly, delivering up to fifteen times acceleration ...

Astrophysicists launch ambitious assessment of galaxy formation simulations ...

HP introduces innovations built for the data centre of the future ...

Third quarter HPC server revenues experience year-over-year decline as expected, following exceptional year-ago quarter, according to IDC ...

New York State awards University at Buffalo $1 million for supercomputer expansion ...

Iowa State-led team wins supercomputer time to study nuclear structures and reactions ...

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 enhances support for Oracle Database 12c ...

Raritan adds new swappable sensor and mini plug-in sensor for monitoring data centre environments ...