Saratoga Data Systems, Inc. offers a new, groundbreaking approach to solving data transmission problems over latent and highly intermittent network connections. The patent-pending protocol - Flume - operates in application space on commodity PCs, eliminating the need for significant power or space. The Flume protocol improves network bandwidth utilization to support remote data centers, yet is portable and equally at home supporting the mobile user. Even across multi-hop, low bandwidth network connections, Flume offers unique "end-to-end" data acceleration.

Flume Data Acceleration Solutions accelerate all types of data, regardless of size, whether encrypted or compressed. Flume customers can expect to achieve speed gains from 3 to 100X for new content and transmission to forward locations and COOP environments. Flume 2.2 efficiently synchronizes entire directories across vast distances, with speed gains up 1000X. Even mobile users in austere environments with highly intermittent connections can send and receive digital assets with Flume's intelligent "burst" technology. When connections are established for brief windows of time, Flume efficiently accelerates changes in the data - with absolute data accuracy!

Flume Highlights:

  • 100% software, operates in virtualized, grid, and cloud environments
  • Provides end-to-end acceleration, from data centers to users on the tactical edge
  • Can be enabled within minutes, anywhere in the world
  • Reduces data center footprint, power, and highly specialized support costs
  • Ensures absolute data accuracy, even in the face of challenging networks
  • Can run on any packetized network (land line, wireless, mesh, satellite)

Flume 2.2

  • Flume 2.2 allows users to move data on demand or on a scheduled basis on the most challenged networks. Flume 2.2 allows the efficient synchronization of entire directories through the Flume protocol, effectively sending new data and just the changes in existing data sets. 
  • Flume requires no modification to the network to operate and requires commodity pc hardware to deploy. 
  • Pilot and Developer Programs, Solutions, Software Licenses, Embedded Engineering Services and support are available.



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Dec 20, 2011- Dec 19, 2021


Mar 03, 2015- Aug 10, 2020
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Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC)

Aug 10, 2019- Jun 30, 2022



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