Panasas, a provider of high-performance parallel storage for technical computing applications and big data workloads, has introduced Panasas DataRunner – file transfer software designed to overcome the data movement challenges found in distributed scale-out storage environments.

Averting the performance bottlenecks typically associated with multi-site content distribution and large-scale file sharing, DataRunner assures transfer speeds up to 16 times faster than traditional network transfer protocols, the company says.

According to Panasas, the performance, reliability and value make DataRunner the ideal solution for high-performance storage applications in life sciences, energy, finance, manufacturing and other enterprise markets.

'Until now, transfer protocols have proved inadequate at moving large data sets quickly and reliably between storage infrastructures,' said Barbara Murphy, chief marketing officer at Panasas.

'DataRunner assures high-speed, secure data movement while maintaining up to 100 percent bandwidth utilisation regardless of network conditions, file size, distance or latency. This unprecedented level of performance offers huge benefits to organisations, including those in media, manufacturing and life sciences markets that rely on transferring large volumes of data between their data centre locations.'

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