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In June GreenButton announced GridFTP support for GreenButton CloudSync which provides a seamless way to synchronize an organization’s data to the cloud. CloudSync is a key component to our marquis solution – GreenButton Cloud Fabric, a specialized Platform as a Service (PaaS) for Big Compute and Big Data. Companies looking to leverage the cloud for these workloads need to move large volumes of data into the cloud. In order to successfully leverage cloud capabilities, companies will require solutions such as GridFTP for cloud synchronization.
Ian T. Foster, one of the inventors of Grid Computing and currently Director, Computation Institute, Argonne National Laboratory & University of Chicago commented, “Moving large datasets to remote computing facilities is an ongoing challenge. So we’re pleased to see a leading technology provider such as GreenButton adopt GridFTP to enable organizations to take advantage of high speed transfers for cloud based high performance computing.”
Many customers have large and complex datasets that need to be synchronized with the cloud before they can run their processes or analytics. This is most evident when it comes to Big Data where the time it takes to move data into the cloud determines if the cloud is a viable platform for running these workloads. CloudSync allows users to easily integrate with custom data sources (such as relational databases) with ETL capabilities or to synchronize files.
All data is transferred securely to the cloud with encryption at rest supported. Most commercial solutions on the market, for moving large datasets, are cost prohibitive to many companies. The open source alternatives such as GridFTP can be complex to setup and integrate with the cloud. GreenButton has integrated GridFTP with CloudSync and cloud storage so that users can get the best performing transfer technology without any installation and configuration effort.
GridFTP combined with GreenButton’s CloudSync offers users a high-speed data transfer with high availability, as well as the ability to easily scale up for more cloud storage capacity. In turn this saves customers time and money.
“At GreenButton we offer our customers the best performing UDP data transfer technology for moving big data to the cloud,” said Dave Fellows, Chief Technology Officer, GreenButton. “The ability to deliver this capability for free, and with no setup or configuration, is an important milestone in the continuing evolution of high performance computing in the cloud.”