Chris Mellor, IT journalist for The Register, has been speaking to Bridgeworks about their product, WANrockIT, which speeds up the process of transferring data to a backup centre, making data migration quicker and easier.
To transfer data to a backup centre, many customers still rely on clunky methods such as physically posting their tapes. Bridgeworks’ product WANrockIT speeds up the process by reducing latency by overlaying virtual connections over an existing WAN network connection. It then splits the data into smaller ‘packets’, sending these packets out across parallel virtual connections. Any lost data is retransmitted across one virtual connection, so it doesn’t hold up the entire data transaction.
Bridgeworks says: “WANrockIT can accelerate data transfer rates by a factor of more than 200 – enabling even very large transfers to be completed within a realistic backup window.”