JMR Electronics (www.jmr.com) has announced the availability of their new BlueStor DataMover appliance.
The JMR DataMover appliance is a high speed enterprise class data mover that operates at near line speed and is independent of file size or depth of directory nesting. This allows users to transfer large and small files across networks, whether locally, across the nation, or around the world.
The system includes the capability to compress, de-duplicate, encrypt, and difference data, in virtually any combination, during data movement. All of these features operate at full bandwidth, independent of any latency introduced by the distance between the source and destination.
With the DataMover, typical transfers across a 10GbE fiber optic link are in excess of 925MB/s with a 300ms latency and approximately 1.1 GB/s with lower latencies. JMR has tested file transfers inclusive of media files, such as DPX, large contiguous mezzanine files, and metadata files that typically choke even the highest bandwidth connections.
The system includes a 2U appliance running CentOS and the DataMover application, which uses TCP/IP for orderly accelerated transactions and “drop-in” implementation with existing infrastructures. The appliance provides dual GbE and dual 10GbE networking ports and includes a custom graphical user interface that’s compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux OS.
A typical deployment would consist of two DataMover units. A user would go to the simple user interface on one of the units, and select the file or folder to transfer and enter the IP address or name of the other JMR unit. The hybrid software and hardware solution will analyze and configure the transfer to account for latencies and different file types, sizes, and quantity. Simply pressing the transfer button starts the transfer, while real-time transfer status and progress bar are provided to the user. Each DataMover is priced from US$15,995.