Accelerating File Transfers

This white paper will address some of the issues organizations encounter when using TCP-based protocols. It will also outline some other common file sharing methods, and the issues inherent with each. It will then outline the FileCatalyst solutions, and how they overcome the issues surrounding slow file transfers.

Finally, this paper will present a number of scenarios that showcase the advantages of switching to an accelerated file delivery system, such as FileCatalyst, that includes reliability, security, automation, and tracking.

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Accelerating Olympic Winter Games Footage from Sochi, Russia to Stamford, CT

This paper examines how NBC Sports Group made certain file delivery of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games event footage made its way from Sochi, Russia to the company’s headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. The paper will cover remote production facilitation using the FileCatalyst Direct solution, high speed delivery of event footage over a global connection, the transfer of large, dynamic file sets consisting of up to 100 videos, and the successful transfer of MXF files.

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Making File Transfer Easier, Compliant and More Secure

For many companies, email is the primary file transfer solution because it’s easy to use and complies with industry standards. However, email was not designed to be used as a file transfer system and, as a result, users and organizations suffer from using it this way. Specially designed solutions, many of which work in the cloud, can provide a solution, but lack corporate capabilities and governance. Consequently, it is important to find a better alternative to email as a file sharing solution. This paper examines potential alternatives and provides information on a FileCatalyst solution.

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Open Source File Transfers: A comparison of recent open source file transfer projects

There are a number of open source projects looking to accelerate file transfer via UDP. Some are more mature, some are young, and others employ different technologies, all in an effort to resolve the large data transfer challenge faced by many companies.
Commercial managed file transfer solutions claiming to have UDP acceleration have, in some cases, integrated one of these open source projects into their core technology. In doing this, the commercial solution inherits the benefits, but also all the weaknesses of the open source project. This paper assesses four open source solutions, looking at the advantages and disadvantages of each before drawing a final overall conclusion.

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