GTMaritime has added SharePoint functionality for users of its GTReplicate data replication system for ships, with the company noting that the introduction of this Cloud Bridge capability is part of a continuing progression towards full cloud storage integration for vessels at sea.
The new feature allows users to integrate existing operational processes and synchronise data between SharePoint and ships using GTReplicate, removing any time lags in file transfers. Remote employees can send and receive data to and from vessels wherever they are, without needing IT support to transfer files on their behalf.
“Throughout 2021 we have seen an increase in demand for GTReplicate, which has coincided with more people working remotely and the need to make data transfers more efficient and secure. Our new Cloud Bridge feature provides users such as fleet managers and superintendents with greater autonomy, control and access to vessel data,” said Mike McNally, Global Commercial Director, GTMaritime.
“Delivered using our FastNet data transfer platform which has been specifically designed to optimise and prioritise data streams between ship and shore, GTReplicate customers benefit from the enhanced security functions and efficiency provided by FastNet.”
“Benefits include break point recovery to handle interruptions in connectivity, bandwidth throttling to enhance user experience, file compression to reduce bandwidth use, and delta transfers to update files with only the changes in data automatically where required. As an integral part of GTReplicate going forward, these features will also apply to SharePoint.”