Now more than ever, businesses are presented with a major challenge: they need a solution to share files, fast. However, not all fast file sharing solutions transfer your files at the same speed. The size of the file, the end-point locations, the path, the devices, firewalls, network systems, and encryption needs can all constrain your file speed.
What is Fast File Transfer?
Fast file transfer offers increased efficiency and productivity through the use of file transfer acceleration technology. File transfer acceleration solutions move data using custom protocols, often built on top of UDP, and in lieu of the traditional TCP method. Fast file transfer solutions allow for the speed and agility of UDP and TCP with reduced delays and increased reliability.
In addition, fast file transfer can perform single archive transfers where multiple files can be zipped into a single archive and transferred via a single file. That file is then automatically unzipped upon reaching its destination. Multiple network connections can be utilized to send more files at once throughout the transfer process.
Fast file transfer solutions should also be able to utilize a directory streaming feature that allows users to start the file transfer immediately. This essentially allows users to start sending files before running through the entire directory. As soon as one file is discovered, file transfer begins. Throughout that file transfer process and when UDP is not possible due to network restriction, multi-stream TCP file transfer begins which sends multiple parts of the file over multiple TCP streams.