Run Like A Hare: Bridgeworks PORTrockIT and WANdisco Fusion Speed-Up Cloud Migration

Jun 08, 2016

Hare-running-fastCloud migration and hybrid cloud deployments are too often as fast as a tortoise rather than as quick as a hare. As the tortoise, they will pass eventually the finish line in most cases, but not ahead of its quicker counterpart. Slow networks can make cloud migrations and hybrid cloud deployments a headache. Network latency and lost data packets can lead to an inability to back-up data and restore it at speed in any given situation – including disaster recovery.

Yet there are solutions on the market that can mitigate latency and ensure that cloud migration dashes like a hare to the finish line before any traditional WAN optimisation alternative can. With our latest news of a all new WANdisco and Bridgeworks partnership, cloud migrations and hybrid cloud deployments are about to get more secure and quicker than ever before.

Together the partnering technologies will enable global enterprises to address some of today’s biggest data challenges involving secure storage, scalability and availability. Bridgeworks’ PORTrockIT software is now be available for WANdisco Fusion’s patented active-transactional replication technology, which was built to move transactional data to the cloud, at petabyte scale, without downtime or data loss.

Want to move Big data at speed? No problem!

PORTrockIT’s patented technology supports businesses that rely on fast movement of large volumes of data and increases performance by up to 100 times. With an injection of high speed velocity, enterprise data resilience and security for critical enterprise applications such as backup, replication, disaster recovery and cloud migration are failsafe and achievable. Unlike the fabled hare in the well-known story, infrastructure needn’t take a break because with WANdisco Fusion and PORTrockIT you get a reliable and steadfast way to transfer data across cloud migration, back-up and restore, and for hybrid cloud deployments.

David Richards, WANdisco CEO and Co-Founder explains that enterprises can now cross the finishing line with the two solutions – thanks to the partnership between the two companies: “WANdisco’s continuous availability and guaranteed data consistency can now be deployed with software from Bridgeworks that virtually removes the effects of network latency, making it possible for on-premise and cloud environments to operate as one.”

Trusting your tech to deliver Service continuity when it’s critical

As one, Bridgeworks and WANdisco technology together will ensure that large volumes of live production data can move to and from the cloud, without any business disruption. This further supports hybrid cloud requirements for on-demand, burst-out processing, and offsite disaster recovery, without downtime or data loss. The combined solution also eliminates the need for cloud vendor storage appliances to be sent back and forth from customer data centers in a process that involves days of downtime and is only suitable for one-time movement of cold, less critical data.
Why is this important? “Well enterprises are increasingly reliant on the need to move large volumes of data to where it needs to be at speed. They also need to have full trust and confidence that their infrastructure is able to deliver the performance when it is critical to their business,” explains David Trossell, CEO of Bridgeworks.

He concludes: “WANdisco software is already known for its performance and it has revolutionised the global enterprise requirement to migrate large amounts of transactional data to the Cloud. When combined with Bridgeworks PORTrockIT technology, the resulting increase of up to 100 times in transfer speed has raised the bar for business.”

In partnership both solutions make the cloud a flexible and scalable option for running business critical applications that require fast data migration.

By taking advantage of our new partnership your cloud migrations and hybrid cloud deployments will now run super fast. So would you prefer a solution that walks like a tortoise or bolts to the finish line like a hare?