Sun TV Network was faced with numerous challenges when transporting their large media files into, and out of, their multiple facilities spanning the globe. Previously, Sun TV Network had used web-based applications that leveraged FTP to perform file transfers. By using FTP-based solutions, they were held back by the inherent drawbacks such as latency and packet loss. Large amounts of degradation were present in their network performance, and this caused slow, or even failed, transfers.
As a remedy to slow digital transfers, Sun TV Network physically sent their assets via Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) to their various broadcasting stations for distribution. This wasn’t a very robust solution, and physically shipping storage became very costly and unreliable when it came to meeting hard deadlines.