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."
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