Links are software abstractions of a WAN or LAN connection
Links are at the heart of implementing HyperTransfer™ as a service in an OEM’s application. All Links are bi-directional, providing simultaneous data movement in both directions, with both directions running at full available bandwidth. There is no limit to the number of Links that may be established and maintained and multiple Links can execute simultaneously.
Links are Persistent
Each Link can be configured with a set of capabilities including describing the source and destination service, the additional data transforms to be employed, and can include the file system directories or lists of files to be transferred. Links also may define how files are treated between the source and destination. Settings allow Overwrite Always, Overwrite if Newer, and Overwrite Never. Links are persistent, but use no CPU resources while not in use.
When services have no direct LAN/WAN connection to a desired destination service HyperTransfer provides the ability to create Virtual Links by routing data through existing Links without sacrificing performance. For example, if Site A is connected to Sites B and D; and Site B is also connected to Site E, even though Sites D and E have no direct connection HyperTransfer can establish a Virtual Link between D and E automatically routing the data between A and B. Performance is delivered as if D and E had a direct Link only limited by the speed of the slowest link in the chain.
Built-in GUI and Restful API
Links may be created though the supplied GUI or OEM derivations of the GUI, or by RESTful use of the API. Links also support the use of source and destination pipes for OEM-defined processing of both file- and block-based data.