IBM released a whitepaper on Leveraging the Cloud to transform Test and Development. As companies implement software in the cloud on an on-premise platforms for workload sharing, challenges emerge in the movement of that workload between the customer premise and the offsite destination of that data. Does development become hindered if I move that workload offsite or does it have to be in my LAN? Can I move it offsite so workload mobility, flexible system and software configuration, and continuous provisioning be leveraged as a cost effective solution? IBM’s Smart Cloud solution and HyperIP’s WAN Acceleration Virtual Appliance ensures that customers can leverage workload mobility over the WAN, without suffering the performance problems caused by the WAN.
Customers leverage many techniques for moving the workload between the test/dev environment and the customer’s developers. vMotion, Live Migration, FTP, RSYNC, TSM, ProtecTier, etc. All of these applications require the workload to traverse the WAN. TCP/IP has limitations on the movement of big data. HyperIP removes those limitations to significantly improve performance of workload mobility, in excess of 10-12x faster by providing a WAN Acceleration technology that removes packet loss, latency, and out-of-order packets from task. HyperIP then implements block-level data reduction algorithms to significantly reduce the time to move that workload to or from the cloud hosting facility. This all translates to cost effective network transfers and connectivity.
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