New option for SafeVelocity supports Mass File Migrations

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 3, 2006 — SolutionSoft Systems Inc, a leading provider of Intelligent Data Optimization (IDO) solutions is pleased to announce the latest extension module for its SafeVelocity file transfer solution. This latest release compliments the standard release by providing an automated, fast & efficient method to transfer tens or hundreds of thousands of files and directories.  SafeVelocity provides an enterprise-wide solution operating on all of the most common enterprise operating systems and includes a user-friendly GUI interface in all SafeVelocity Clients, including UNIX versions.

SafeVelocity’s Mass Migrator module is designed to transfer tens or hundreds of thousands of files and directories.  Traditional ftp is ill-suited for this application as it has been historically proven to be unreliable in the transfer of massive amounts of data.  In addition, standard FTP is extremely slow, especially across long distances, when compared to SafeVelocity.

According to the FTP protocol; each file transfer consists of setting up the command and data channels in the beginning and tearing them down at the end.  When this process is multiplied by tens of thousands of files; just the channel setup and tear down time alone can takes days.

SafeVelocity’s Mass Migrator module reuses the command and data channel to avoid this performance issue altogether.  This capability plus the SafeVelocity auto-resume, guaranteed transfer and auto-compression on-the-fly make it a unique and ideal solution for mass directory and file copy applications across the internet.

SafeVelocity specifically addresses the problems of transferring large files and now large file-sets (megabytes to gigabytes) over the Internet. SafeVelocity significantly increases transfer reliability, security and throughput rate. “We improved our file transfer times on our 150MB file from 1 hour and 30 minutes to 11 minutes using SafeVelocity.” said Philip Clark, Senior Analyst for one of the world’s largest insurance companies.

Increased Reliability – Before transferring files, SafeVelocity checks to ensure that adequate disk space exists on the target system. During transfer, SafeVelocity performs a block by block checksum. After transmission, SafeVelocity checks the size of the transmitted file size against the original to ensure complete transmission. In the event of a file size or checksum error or a broken transmission line during transfer, SafeVelocity automatically resumes the link and completes the transfer from the point of interruption.

Increased Security – Unlike standard ftp applications that transmit passwords in the clear, SafeVelocity hinders unauthorized system access by transmitting encrypted passwords. Further, SafeVelocity uses modern hacker-resistant programming techniques. Instead of invoking sub-processes like most transfer programs, SafeVelocity is a threaded application that never invokes a sub-process. Character buffers are always cleared and boundaries are always checked to foil hacking. These programming techniques significantly reduce the possibility that malicious operators can exploit these known security holes.

Increased Throughput – During transmission, transfer speed is increased using dynamic on-the-fly compression and decompression as well as parallel processing threads. SafeVelocity speeds up file transfer and optimizes network bandwidth utilization over the LAN, WAN or the Internet. Transmission can be further accelerated by delta transmission that enables only the changed portions of the file to be transferred.

Ease of Use – SafeVelocity offers both a user-friendly, easy to use GUI interface and a command line interface on all SafeVelocity client products. The command line version is familiar to users of standard ftp reducing training and administration time. Due to its open standards design, SafeVelocity is compatible with all standard ftp products.

 

“Over the years SafeVelocity has continually enabled our customers to experience virtually error free transfers with significant reduction in bandwidth usage, often times with averages of  90% savings.  Typically our solution finds a good fit in large enterprise that regularly moves large quantities of data over the internet such as, semiconductor or other engineering design and manufacturing companies and any company moving large databases.” said Paul Wang, President of Solution-Soft.  “For instance, one of our customers, a very large U.S. Insurance company uses our SafeVelocity for their data re-location and has seen migrations of 1.7 GB finish in a total of 3 hours compared to their previous results of anywhere from 17 to 30 hours using competing technologies.”

 

About Solution-Soft

Solution-Soft is the leading provider of Intelligent Data Optimization (IDO) solutions, which address the urgent need for automated management of data in complex networking environments.  IDO solutions facilitate automated data selection, movement and redirection that optimize high availability, storage scalability and system performance.  The company has developed robust data and information life-cycle management software solutions for corporate data centers and storage system vendors.  Solution-Soft boasts more than 1,500 customers, including 3M, AT&T, Boeing, Ford, French Telecom, Hewlett Packard, Merck and UMC.  Solution-Soft’s market presence is bolstered by partnerships with Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS), FalconStor. (Nasdaq:FALC), Fujitsu Siemens, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HWP), IBM (NYSE:IBM), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Netapp (NASDAQ: NTAP), Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT) and Sun Microsystems NASDAQ:SUNW).

Founded in 1993, Solution-Soft is privately held and based in Santa Clara, Calif.  For more information, visit www.solution-soft.com or call +1.408.346.1415.

Contact:
Michael Morrison
Solution-Soft
408.346.1415