sounds pretty cool
and useful tech to have. Wonder what the cost is ? On a kinda-sorta-semi-related-but-maybe-not note I wrote a blog post last year about astonishing WAN performance with scp and rsync-over-ssh over a Dell Sonicwall VPN on highly compressed files no less was able to sustain greater than 10 megabytes a second between Atlanta and Amsterdam (~95ms of latency) on a single connection. Outside of the VPN throughput was closer to what one might expect around 600-800 kilobytes a second. No WAN optimization functionality enabled on the Sonic Walls (and support confirmed even if it was there is no protocol optimizations for SSH, which of course is encrypted in itself).
Both sides have a gigabit link, I've never been able to get a good answer out of Dell as to how this is possible but I've repeated it again and again and again over many months. I can transfer ~250GB in a matter of hours between the sites. Which is literally ~3x faster than the Atlanta facility can transfer to Amazon cloud on the east cost(throughput is of course limited by latency). And of course it's far simpler, I just scp <filename> or rsync -ave ssh <filename>.
I'm sure if I was able to dive into the tcp packets I would discover the answer, but I'm not that tech oriented when it comes to networking. I confirmed with multiple network gurus that know a lot more than me that this performance is unexpected.
If your interested in reading I won't post the link directly but you can find it with a google search "freakish performance sonicwall". It attracted the attention of Dell themselves at one point, but they were never able to get me in touch with someone senior enough to explain the situation (they promised they would on several occasions).
On another slightly-related-but-not-really note a few years ago I wrote a distributed file transfer system for a company that among other things leveraged HPN-SSH which is a WAN-optimized SSH, combine with (at the time unique I think) the ability to disable encryption for data transfers(while maintaining encryption for authentication) it made for a very scalable, and incredibly reliable(much more so than I was expecting) system. The files that were being transferred were basically compressed apache-style access logs with tons of cookie info for an advertising company, and it transferred probably 10TB of compressed (~3TB post compression) a day from multiple sites. The files were split up based on customer ID, so the file distribution system was built to automatically send files in parallel making for even better throughput. Load balanced SSH/rsync servers with a shared common key at the central storage area received the files. It was a pretty fun project.
So if your in the market for doing large data transfers over ssh over WAN connections, consider Dell Sonicwall, and/or HPN-SSH ...