Zettar Inc. delivers a production-ready, scale-out (i.e. cluster-oriented), highly available data transfer solution capable of multi-100+Gbps for distributed data-intensive engineering and science applications. The solution consists of 1) the data transfer software, Zettar zx, 2) a multi-node (i.e. cluster) data transfer system reference design, and 3) an HPC all-NVMe storage tier reference design. Zettar zx is capable of scale-out encryption for data transfers. The solution's capabilities enable the use of existing storage and transfer setup to transparently gain higher throughput with each additional transfer node, with high reliability, and strong privacy for data-in-motion (if encryption is enabled). Zettar is a US National Science Foundation funded startup in Palo Alto, California.
As of 2016, the solution is in its third generation. Each generation has been developed, tested, and verified on best-of-breed hardware provided by various tier 1 vendor partners in the storage, compute, and networking spaces.
Zettar collaborates with the US Department of Energy (DOE)'s national lab system and its Energy Science Network (ESnet), which runs a state-of-the-art national 100Gbps network infrastructure. As a result, Zettar's software and data transfer system reference design are both proven in this demanding production environment. This Intel blog Transferring data at 100Gbps and beyond for distributed data-intensive engineering and sciences explains the overall co-design approach of the solution.
Zettar demoed an earlier version of its solution at the prestigious Supercomputing 2014 conference and showcased its third generation solution at various vendor partners' booths and the DOE's booth during the Supercomputing 2016 conference. All presentations included a 100Gbps real-time live demo of production preparation runs (with and without TLS encryption) using an innovative and unique 100Gbps 5000-mile loop provided by ESnet (120+ms latency).
Zettar is deploying its solution at a well-known research university, a DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP) project, and a hyperscale Web property.