Whether you need to send broadcast files from halfway across the world, your files are super-sized, or you’re up against network challenges, your data ultimately needs to get where it’s going quickly and reliably. This need for speed can only be met with a file transfer solution designed specifically to accelerate file transfers. But how do you choose a fast file transfer solution that’s right for you and your organization? Here’s a few considerations if your need for speed also includes deployment flexibility, large file capabilities, and more.
1. Focus on File Transfer Speed
In many industries, such as broadcast, sports, healthcare, and enterprise IT, the speed at which a file gets transferred is a critical factor in selecting a file transfer solution. Many solutions use HTTP/S or SFTP to get files from point A to point B but not all of them can do so at the accelerated transfer rates needed to overcome distance, file size, and reliability factors.
An enterprise-level accelerated file transfer solution, like FileCatalyst, can meet that challenge. With a patented UDP-based technology, users can benefit from guaranteed full line speed of 10 Gbps and beyond and file security. FileCatalyst utilizes industry standard 256-bit AES encryption to help ensure files are not breached in transit or at the destination.
Unlike regular file transfer solutions, fast file transfer uses bandwidth more efficiently and executes the entire file transfer more quickly than other options. Accelerated file transfer can also handle those super-sized files and files needing transfer from a long distance.
Another benefit of an accelerated file transfer solution helps ensure rapid collaboration. FileCatalysts’ ability to handle millions of files and complex directories. Unlike existing file transfer tools on the market, FileCatalyst starts transferring as soon as at least one file is found to transfer. Other tools first have to run through the entire file transfer set before starting to transfer. If you have projects that require millions of files to move as fast as possible, FileCatalyst, with its n-files directory streaming technology can be your solution.
To see how fast a file can be delivered within specific environments such as different locations and different file transfer loads, check out the speed calculator below. You’ll quickly be able to see how FileCatalyst delivers file transfer times from hours to minutes and from minutes to mere seconds.
2. Can the Solution Handle Large File Transfers Quickly?
Large or extreme file sizes can be a challenge for regular file transfer methods. From higher image for the medical field to larger, real-time broadcast files, increasing data demands means larger and often growing files in transit.
And these large files often need to travel great distances, across countries and even across continents. With nearly every industry managing larger files, the need for reliable delivery over long distances is greater than ever. A file sharing tool that can handle the load size and distance is clearly apparent based on the speed calculator above. An extreme file transfer (XFT) solution, like FileCatalyst, is called for to move large amounts of data quickly and with uncorrupted delivery, no matter where it originated from.
FileCatalyst was developed to support the rapid transfer of those very large files at high bandwidth and over long distances. The tool’s acceleration capabilities easily deliver the big data, media-rich files organizations are sending today.
3. Can the Solution Move Files as They Are Growing?
If your organization needs to send files even as they are being encoded, you’ll need an accelerated file transfer tool to be sure your real-time files are transferred uninterrupted and with the reliability your recipients or viewers count on.
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4. Consider Solutions That Can Overcome Email Barriers
If you’ve ever received that “email too large” message, you know sending large attachments via convenient email just doesn’t work with the strict 25 MB size imitation most email systems impose.
Organizations that do want to use this easy system to send and receive those large files have a choice – accelerated file transfer from Fortra’s FileCatalyst. The solution’s robust features allow for hefty attachments via the addition of an accelerated download link into the body of your email without attaching the file directly.
You can send, receive, or request large file attachments (even with terabytes of data) by uploading files to the server and installing a light web browser plug-in before you begin transferring and receiving files of any size.
5. Look for Flexible Deployment Options
When investing in accelerated file transfer technology it’s important to look for a solution that can be deployed in more than one way, should your needs change. FileCatalyst offers on-premises deployment and can connect to popular third-party object cloud storage solutions such as AWS S3, Microsoft Azure Blob, Wasabi, Backblaze and Dropbox.
The flexibility to choose which cloud integration you use for your large data files can help you easily incorporate your accelerated file transfer solution into your organization’s IT environment.