SOURCE: GreenButton


June 19, 2013 12:48 ET

GreenButton™ to Offer GridFTP Support for CloudSync

Customers Can Now Experience the Best Performing Transfer Technology With No Install or Configuration Required

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 19, 2013) - GreenButton™ the leading provider of compute intensive and integrated on-demand cloud solutions, today announced it will offer GridFTP support for CloudSync, which provides a seamless way to synchronize an organization's data to the cloud so that it can be processed using the 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.

"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, Computation Institute, Argonne National Laboratory & University of Chicago. "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."

CloudSync is a critical component of GreenButton's Cloud Fabric as 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 in a many cases, 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."

Key Features include:

  • Highest performing data transfer technology with use of the UDP protocol
  • Available for free to GreenButton customers resulting in an incredibly cost effective way to move big data in to the cloud
  • Zero configuration solution with GreenButton CloudSync -- a data synchronization utility for the cloud.
  • Can be integrated with custom data sources with flexible ETL.
  • Secure transfers with encryption at rest supported
  • Support for Linux, Microsoft Windows® and Apple OS X

For more information on CloudSync please visit:

Availability and Sales Inquiries
GridFTP support for CloudSync is available immediately. Please call +1 650-862-9347, or email

About GreenButton™ Limited
GreenButton™ is an award winning global software company specializing in On-Demand cloud computing. GreenButton delivers a turnkey solution for cloud-enablement, synchronizing data and bursting apps to the cloud. Enabling enterprises, independent software vendors (ISVs) and service providers to move to the cloud and access cloud resources, GreenButton provides a multi-purpose cloud platform for development and delivery of software and services. GreenButton's Cloud Fabric empowers users across all industries including digital media, engineering, oil and gas, financial and biotech, to leverage the company's rapid enablement of vertical applications to virtualized on-demand infrastructure. With GreenButton's unique feature sets, cloud-based applications across multiple private and public cloud platforms can be easily managed from one centralized and user-friendly interface.

GreenButton is Microsoft Corp's 2011 Windows Azure ISV Partner of the year and the company's offices are located in New Zealand and the US. For more information, please visit or follow GreenButton at

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